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]
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PO Box 70 317
Antelias-Lebanon

Armenian version: http://www.cathcil.org/v04/doc/Armenian.htm

THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA PARTICIPATES IN DOHA'S CONFERENCE FOR THE
DIALOGUE OF RELIGIONS


The Sharia and Islamic Studies Department of Qatar University convened Doha'
s third conference on the dialogue of religions on June 29-30 in Doha. His
Holiness Aram I was invited to the conference held under the patronage of
the prince of Doha. He delegated Archbishop Sebouh Sarkisian, Primate of the
Diocese of Tehran, to participate in the conference on his behalf.

For the first time ever, the conference included representatives of the
Jewish community of France, Britain and the United States. All the
participants highlighted the importance and timeliness of such conferences
and the necessity for their continuity.

Archbishop Sarkisian presented a special lecture entitled "Dialogue and
mutual respect." He conveyed His Holiness Aram I's greetings to the
participants and the attendants of the conference. He reminded them that His
Holiness had organized a similar conference in the Geneva headquarters of
the World Council of Churches.

The two-day conferences ended with significant decisions and proposals and
the determination to plan and well prepare future conferences.

Archbishop Sarkisian met with the Armenian community of Doha during his stay
in Qatar.

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View pictures here:

http://www.cathcil.org/v04/doc/Photos/Pictures35.htm

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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 Ecumenical
activities of the Cilician Catholicosate, you may refer to the web page of
the Catholicosate, http://www.cathcil.org/ The Cilician Catholicosate, the
administrative center of the church is located in Antelias, Lebanon.