PRESS RELEASE
Catholicosate of Cilicia
Communication and Information Department
Contact: V.Rev.Fr.Krikor Chiftjian, Communications Director
Tel: (04) 410001, 410003
Fax: (04) 419724
E- mail: [email protected]
Web: http://www.ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org/

PO Box 70 317
Antelias-Lebanon

THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA DEMANDS REPARATIONS
FOR THE HUMAN AND MATERIAL LOSSES RESULTING FROM THE ADANA MASSACRES

The weeklong events 24-30 November 2009, commemorating the 100th Anniversary
of the massacres in Adana came to its conclusion with a three-day symposium.
The agenda included study of bibliographies and references on the tragedy;
statistics on the number of victims and inventories on material loses by the
Holy See of Cilicia, the Armenian Catholic and Protestant communities and
the Armenian population.

At the end of the symposium the participants asked the Catholicosate of
Cilicia, itself a victim of the tragedy to demand reparations from Turkey on
behalf of the Armenian people. The symposium also recommended that the
Catholicosate publish the proceedings of the symposium, as Adana Massacres
were the rehearsal to the Genocide of 1915.

In his closing remarks His Holiness Aram I stressed the need "to move from
recognition to compensation".

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http://www.ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org/v04/doc/Pho tos/Photos414.htm
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The Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia is one of the two Catholicosates of
the Armenian Orthodox Church. For detailed information about the history and
the mission of the Cilician Catholicosate, you may refer to the web page of
the Catholicosate, http://www.ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org The Cilician
Catholicosate, the administrative center of the church is located in
Antelias, Lebanon.