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: [email protected]
Web: http://www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org/

PO Box 70 317
Antelias-Lebanon

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

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES


The Ambassador of the United States to Lebanon, Michele J. Sison, visited
His Holiness Aram I on April 22. This was the first visit by the American
diplomat since her appointment as the new Ambassador to Beirut.

The Pontiff and the Ambassador held a private meeting, which lasted over an
hour and featured discussions on important issues concerning the current
situation in Lebanon. His Holiness spoke about the structure and mission of
the Catholicosate of Cilicia and expressed his viewpoints on solving the
problems Lebanon faces currently. He also answered some questions regarding
the Armenian community and its role in political life in Lebanon. The
Ambassador explained the position of the United States on the Middle East
and particularly Lebanon. Various other problems from around the world were
also discussed during the meeting.

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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.