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 LEBANESE AMBASSADOR TO ARMENIA VISITS HIS HOLINESS

The Ambassador of Lebanon to Armenia, Gabriel Jaara, visited His Holiness
Aram I in Antelias on January 3. After conveying his greetings and well
wishes for the New Year and Christmas, the Ambassador briefed the Pontiff on
the internal economic, political and social situation in Lebanon. The
diplomat talked about the political developments in Armenia in light of the
upcoming presidential elections in the country and expressed his concerns in
this respect.

The Catholicos and the Ambassador also talked about the political, economic
and social situation in Lebanon also in the light of the continuously
postponed presidential elections.

His Holiness praised the Ambassador's services in Armenia. He also expressed
his viewpoints on the presidential elections in Lebanon after analyzing the
current situation in the country.

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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.