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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Armenian version:


His Holiness Aram I received the president of the University of Boston, Dr.
Aram Chobanian, and his wife in the Antelias headquarters of the
Catholicosate of Cilicia on June 27. Dr. Chobanian, a prominent physician in
the United States, has been the head of the university's medical department
for years and then its president.

Dr. Chobanian and His Holiness Aram I discussed issues related to the
Armenian community of the United States, the presence of Armenian students
in the University of Boston and the Armenian community's contribution in the
various walks of life of the American society.

His Holiness praised the progress in the organization of the Armenian
communities in the United States and their connectedness to our national
structures, values and demands.

The president was then invited to lunch with His Holiness and they were
joined by the chairman of the National Central Council of the Catholicosate,
André Tabourian, president of Haigazian University, Rev. Dr. Paul
Haidostian, and former minister Alain Tabourian.

Primate of the Diocese of Lebanon Bishop Kegham Khatcherian will present the
guest with the "St. Mesrob Mashdots" insignia on behalf of His Holiness Aram
I. Dr. Chobanian is invited to Lebanon as a guest of Haigazian University,
to lecture at the university's year-end ceremony.

View the photo here: tm#2
The Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia is one of the two Catholicosates of
the Armenian Orthodox Church. For detailed information about the history and
mission of the Cilician Catholicosate, you may refer to the web page of the
Catholicosate, The Cilician Catholicosate, the
administrative center of the church is located in Antelias, Lebanon.