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

THE BEIRUT MARONITE ARCHBISHOP VISITS CATHOLICOS ARAM I

The Beirut Maronite Archbishop, Mgr Boulos Matar visited the Catholicosate
of Cilicia on January 3 and held talks with His Holiness Aram I.

The two discussed the continuous postponement of the presidential elections
in Lebanon. Archbishop Matar conveyed Patriarch Sfeir's thoughts on the
issue.

The Armenian Pontiff and his guest also talked about the reorganization of
the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC). The MECC Assembly last month
elected Catholicos Aram I as one of the presidents of the Council.
Archbishop Matar asked the Catholicos to employ his long experience in the
ecumenical field in the service of reviewing MECC's mission and activities
in the region.

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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.