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    Armenian Catholicosate and Canadian Prelacy Thank Prime Minister for
    Genocide Recognition
    29.04.2006 12:18

    His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Armenian Catholicosate of
    Cilicia and His Eminence, Archbishop Khajag Hagopian, Prelate of the
    Armenian Prelacy of Canada, issued separate thank you letters to the
    Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Canada's prime minister, for
    acknowledging the Armenian Genocide of 1915.

    In a statement made to the Armenian National Committee of Canada
    (ANCC), the Prime Minister acknowledged the motion adopted by the
    House of Commons recognizing the Armenian Genocide as the first
    genocide of the 20th century and condemning it as a crime against

    `My party and I supported those resolutions and continue to recognize
    them today¦ I join with you today in remembering the past and I
    encourage you to continue honouring your forefathers by building a
    bright future for all Canadians.'

    His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos, along with His Eminence, Prelate
    Hagopian, and ANCC representatives, met with the Prime Minister, at
    his request, in October 2005. During this meeting, His Holiness
    discussed with Harper the issue of the Armenian Genocide and its
    recognition by the Canadian government, as well as the possibility of
    establishing a Canadian Embassy in Armenia, and expressed hope that
    the Catholicosate and the Prelacy will continue to work together with
    the Canadian Government on matters of concern for Canadians and
    Armenians on multiple levels.

    From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress