PRESS RELEASE
Catholicosate of Cilicia
Communication and Information Department
Contact: V.Rev.Fr.Krikor Chiftjian, Communications Officer
Tel: (04) 410001, 410003
Fax: (04) 419724
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PO Box 70 317
Antelias-Lebanon

Armenian version: http://www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org/v04/doc/Arme nian.htm

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE REPRESENTATIVE
OF SHEIKH KABALAN

His Holiness Aram I received the representatives of the Shiite Spiritual
Leader Sheikh Kabalan in the Catholicosate of Cilicia's summer residence in
Bikfaya on August 18. Sheikh Kabalan's son, the director of the Imam
Mousasader Foundation, and the Mufti of the Shiite community of Baalbeck met
with the Armenian Pontiff as well the Primate of the Diocese of Lebanon,
Bishop Kegham Khatcherian, Bishop Norayr Ashekian and Dr. Jean Salmanian (a
member of the Lebanese Christian-Muslim Dialogue committee).

A special event will be held in Lebanon soon to mark the memory of Imam
Mousasader. Sheikh Kabalan's representatives invited His Holiness to
personally attend the event and deliver a speech.

Both sides engaged in a discussion of the Christian-Muslim dialogue, turning
the meeting itself into a dialogue based on mutual respect and trust between
the two religions. They stressed the importance of dialogue and reassessed
the activities carried in this respect for the sake of ensuring cohabitation
and cooperation between the communities of Lebanon.

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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 Ecumenical
activities 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.