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

ANTELIAS TO HOST CONFERENCE AND EXHIBITION
ON THE ADANA MASSACRES

On the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the massacres of Adana
(1909-2009), His Holiness Aram I said: "this sad page in the contemporary
history of the Armenian nation should be remembered with due importance and
seriousness." He then continued, "in 2009, the Catholicosate of Cilicia will
organize a conference, an exhibition, and will oversee the publication of
books and documents related to the Adana massacres.

Based on this decision, the Catholicosate informs the community
organizations, academic institutions, scholars and the general public of the
following plans:

1) During October 29-30 2009, a conference will be held in Antelias,
dedicated to the Adana massacres under the leadership of His Holiness Aram
I. All those interested in participating in the event should contact the
Catholicosate of Cilicia.

2) A Special Committee, in cooperation with The Department of Armenian
Studies of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, will screen and sponsor
publications related to the Adana massacres. The Catholicosate invites
researchers, scholars, writers and all those who possess relevant works are
invited to submit their proposals to the Catholicosate.

3) We invite all Armenians in the community who own valuable
artifacts, photos and archive documents that relate to the Armenians of
Adana and their massacre, to make them available to the Catholicosate for
the planned exhibition.

The deadline to receive all materials is 31 March 2009. All contacts and
enquiries should be addressed to:
Bishop Nareg Alemezian
Armenian Catholicosate of Cilicia
Department of Ecumenical Relations
P.O.Box: 70 317
Antelias, Lebanon
Tel: +961-4-410001, +961-3-486943
Fax: +961-4-417 971
E-mail : [email protected]

Organizing Committee

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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.