Jean Eckian

Independant correspondent
Jan 6, 2008

Sunday morning, January 6, 2008, Armenian Christmas Day, a false bomb
scare disturbed the religious service of the Paris's Armenian church.

It's an anonymous call coming from a phone box located close to the
Avenue des Champs-Elysees which started a vast police operation.

Arrived towards 11:35 AM, the police force carried out the evacuation
of the church during the mass of Christmas, celebrated for the first
time by the archbishop Norvan Zakarian, new primacy of the France's
apostolic Church. Which refused to stop the mass and which one makes
penetrate the dogs during the celebration. After a meticulous research
of the police force in the crowned enclosure, without result, the
faithful ones could attend the end of the Christmas mass.

Archbishop Zakarian relativizes the event. " I think that this is a
joke " he said.

On October 24, 2007 in Brussels, the coffee exploited by a Belgian
of Armenian origin had been entirely ransacked by a pack of Turkish
ultra nationalists. They had also torn off the American flag of the
United States's embassy.

These facts occur at the time when the French Senate must examine
the penalization's bill of the Armenian Genocide negation and that
of Res.H.106 in the USA.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress