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]
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PO Box 70 317
Antelias-Lebanon

Armenian version: http://www.cathcil.org/v04/doc/Armenian.htm

PATRIARCH PAOULOS PROMISES TO LEAD EFFORTS FOR THE RECOGNITION OF
THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE BY THE ETHIOPIAN GOVERNMENT

His Holiness Aram I and Patriarch Paoulos conducted a special requiem
service on July 28 dedicated to the souls of the victims of the
Armenian Genocide. The service was held in the Chapel of martyrs
in Antelias in Armenian and Ethiopian languages. Bishop Kegham
Khatcherian, the Primate of the Diocese of Lebanon, and members of
the Cilician Brotherhood participated in the service.

Praying for the souls of the innocent victims of the Genocide,
Patriarch Paoulos wished that Armenians acquire their rights by
continuing their struggle for justice. He asked for an end to racial,
ethnic, religious and other forms of discrimination, praying that
peace and harmony become the basis for brotherhood and coexistence.

The Ethiopian Patriarch will fulfill His Holiness Aram I's wish by
leading the efforts for the recognition of the Armenian Genocide by
the Ethiopian government.

His Holiness Aram I also asked peace for the souls of the Genocide
victims during the requiem carried out in the chapel.

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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.cathcil.org/ The
Cilician Catholicosate, the administrative center of the church is
located in Antelias, Lebanon.