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

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

THE CATHOLICOSATE OF CILICIA PARTICIPATES IN THE ANNUAL MEETING OF
THE MECC EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

The annual meeting of the Middle East Council of Churches' (MECC)
Executive Committee was held on March 23-24 in the social service
center of the Coptic Church of Cairo.

Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian (Primate of the Diocese of Tehran)
and Bishop Kegham Khatcherian (Primate of the Diocese of Lebanon)
participated in the meeting on behalf of the Armenian Orthodox Church
(the Catholicosate of Cilicia), one of the four families of churches
comprising the MECC.

The attendants listened to and discussed report presented by the
General Secretary of the MECC, reports presented by the Council's
Muslim-Christian Dialogue department, Life and Service department,
Human Rights and Justice-Peace departments, as well as reports
prepared by the MECC units on Faith and Unity, Education, Refugees,
Communication and Seminaries.

The participants focused mainly on the financial report of the Council
and proposed spending with care the money granted to the Council
by charity organizations, particularly in light of the economic
difficulties the current world faces.

They once more examined carefully the proposals of His Holiness Aram
I for the imperative need to reorganize the Council's mission and work.

Archbishop Sebouh had a private meeting with His Holiness Pope Shenouda
III and discussed with him ecumenical issues on behalf of His Holiness
Aram I.

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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.