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Catholicosate of Cilicia
Communication and Information Department
Contact: V.Rev.Fr.Krikor Chiftjian, Communications Officer
Tel: (04) 410001, 410003
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PO Box 70 317
Antelias-Lebanon

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


HIS HOLINESS MEETS WITH THE REPRESENTATIVES OF THE
COPTIC AND SYRIAN CHURCHES


The meeting of representatives from the Coptic Church, Syrian Church and
the Catholicosate of Cilicia was recently convened in the Catholicosate's
Antelias headquarters. Archbishop Sebouh Sarkisian (Primate of the Diocese
of Tehran) and Bishop Nareg Alemezian (Ecumenical Officer) represent the
Catholicosate in the meeting.

The committee of representatives has been formed by the religious leaders
of the three churches, His Holiness Zakka I, His Holiness Pope Shnouda III
and His Holiness Aram I, nine years ago with the aim of strengthening
cooperation between the churches.

Meeting with the committee's representatives, the Catholicos stressed the
importance of strengthening the internal unity and cooperation between the
Oriental Orthodox (Non- Chalcedonic) churches. In this context, His Holiness
made several comments related to ecumenical and inter-church relations. The
guests were then invited to lunch with the Pontiff.

The committee's sessions concluded on June 3.

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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.