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

H.E. CARDINAL ANDRÉ VINGT-TROIS
THE REPRESENTATIVE OF POPE BENEDICT XVI VISITS HIS HOLINESS ARAM I


On Monday 29 June 2009, Cardinal André Vingt-Trois visited Catholicos Aram I
after a visit to the President of Lebanon, General Michel Suleiman.

A high-level delegation, including the personal representative of the
Maronite Patriarch Cardinal Nasrallah Boutros Sfeir, accompanied the
Cardinal. The meeting, which lasted for more than an hour, was also attended
by Archbishop Komitas Ohanian, Bishop Norayr Ashekian and Very Rev. Krikor
Chiftjian.

The Cardinal and his delegation discussed the evolution of the political
situation in Lebanon and relations between the Vatican and the Armenian
Orthodox Church, particularly the Catholicosate of Cilicia. The Cardinal
also asked for an update on the visit of His Holiness Aram I to the Vatican
in 2008.

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View the photos here:
http://www.ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org/v04/doc/Pho tos/Photos388.htm#5
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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.ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org The Cilician
Catholicosate, the administrative center of the church is located in
Antelias, Lebanon.