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


HIS HOLINESS ARAM I RECEIVES THE AMBASSADOR OF HUNGARY


His Holiness Aram I received the Ambassador of Hungary to Lebanon, Laos
Tamas, in his office in the Veharan on March 21. The discussions between the
two focused on the current situation in Lebanon.

The Ambassador enquired about His Holiness' views about the situation. The
Pontiff analyzed the current circumstances from an international perspective
beyond the Middle Eastern context.

His Holiness also talked about Turkey's accession to the EU and considered
it a dangerous for Europe's identity and character. He said that the
European community is a community based on values, not one that is driven by
political and economic interests.

His Holiness and the Ambassador also discussed the means of inter-religious
cooperation and dialogue, particularly within the context of the caricatures
published recently in a Danish newspaper and reprinted by others.

They also talked about the life and mission of the Armenian Church and
particularly the mission of the Catholicosate of Cilicia.

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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.