NOTRE DAME DE PARIS HOLDS SYMBOL AGAINST GENOCIDE DENIAL

PanARMENIAN.Net
April 24, 2012 - 12:22 AMT

PanARMENIAN.Net - Hundreds of French cities and villages organize
events dedicated to the 97th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

On April 22, a mourning liturgy in memory of Genocide victims was
served in Notre Dame Cathedral in Paris.

Following the service, Bishop Eric de Moulins-Beaufort held a sermon.

The event was attended by Armenian Ambassador to France Vicken
Tchitetchian, French MP Patrick Devedjian, representatives of city
and national authorities.

VAN, organization combating the genocide denial installed a symbolic
barrier of vigilance against the denial in front of the Notre Dame
Cathedral.

Dozens of boards placed there inform the visitors about the first
genocide of 20th century, as well as the genocide of Armenians in
Sumgait, Kirovabad, Baku and Maragha.

French cities of Marseilles, Lyon, Bordeaux, Nice, Grenoble,
Montpellier, Cannes, Toulouse, Valence, Aix-en-Provence, Toulon,
Avignon, Issy-les-Moulineaux, Alfortville, Clamart, Meudon and others
also held memorial ceremonies.

Tens of lectures were conducted on the Armenian Genocide and the
denial policy. Mourning liturgies are served in over 40 Armenian
churches in France.