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 FORMER MINISTER RIZK

His Holiness Aram I received the former Minister of Justice on Lebanon,
Charles Rizk, in Antelias on August 11.

The Armenian Pontiff and Minister Rizk reviewed issues related to the
situation in Lebanon. After assessing the work of the former government,
Rizk spoke about the challenges facing the newly formed cabinet.

His Holiness stressed the need to use all means to support the new Lebanese
government in its attempts to open a new page in the history of Lebanon. His
Holiness and the former minister also spoke about the role of the Armenian
community in this respect and its contribution to the internal political
life of Lebanon.

On Monday also, His Holiness received the mayor of Byblos, Joseph El-Shami
and the committee of the municipality. His Holiness and the delegation
discussed projects related to decorating the historic city of Byblos, where
the "Birds' Nest", the orphanage that is supported by the Catholicosate of
Cilicia, is found.

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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.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress