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

MEETING BETWEEN HIS HOLINESS ARAM I
AND SHEIKH AHMAD BADREDDINE HASSOUN, THE GRAND MUFTI OF SYRIA

On Tuesday 20 October 2009, His Holiness Aram I and his delegation held a
formal meeting with the Grand Mufti of the Republic at the Ministry of
Religious Affairs. They discussed concerns arising from His Holiness'
conversation with H.E. Dr. Bashar al-Assad, President of the Republic. These
concerns included: The presence of Armenians in Syria, globalization and the
urgency for dialogue between Christians and Muslims, different cultures and
people. They also discussed the role of His Holiness Aram I and the
Catholicosate of Cilicia in interfaith dialogue regionally and globally. At
the end of the visit the two leaders exchanged gifts.

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View the photos here:
http://www.ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org/v04/doc/Pho tos/Photos409.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 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.