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.cathcil.org/

PO Box 70 317
Antelias-Lebanon

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

THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA PARTICIPATES IN THE CEREMONY DEDICATED TO THE
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE CALOUSTE GULBENKIAN FOUNDATION

The Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation will celebrate its 50th anniversary
on July 18-19 in Lisbon. The president of the foundation has invited
a large number of officials from different countries in the world to
attend the ceremony.

Responding to the invitation addressed to His Holiness Aram I,
Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan (Prelate of the Eastern Prelacy of North
America) and V.

Rev. Fr. Norayr Ashekian, Director of the Printing House of
the Catholicosate, will attend the ceremonies on behalf of the
Catholicosate of Cilicia.

On this occasion, His Holiness Aram I sent a letter to the foundation's
president, praising its humanitarian, cultural and educational work
throughout the last 50 years and commending particularly the work
of the foundation's Armenian Department. The Catholicos particularly
praised Dr.

Michael Yesayan, his son, Martin Yesayan, who has now replaced him
and Dr.

Zaven Yegavian, who carried out their tasks with great dedication and
commitment, bringing an important contribution to the flourishing of
Armenian educational and cultural life.

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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 mission 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.