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

Armenian version: http://www.ArmenianOrthodoxChurch.org/v04/doc/Arme nian.htm

HIS HOLINESS ARAM I CONTINUES RECEIVING LEBANESE POLITICAL PARTY LEADERS
AS LEGISLATIVE ELECTIONS APPROACH

The leader of the Liberty Front Party Dr. Fuad Abi Nader visited His
Holiness Aram I in Antelias on Friday 27 March 2009, at the Catholicosate in
Antelias. Dr. Abi Nader had come to explain the position of his party
regarding the forthcoming Parliamentary elections and their list of
candidates. While the Lebanese Parliament acts as a secular democratic
legislative body, Spiritual Heads of the officially recognized Confessional
Communities are always consulted formally and informally on important
matters.

Catholicos Aram I shared his position regarding elections with his guest. He
said that elections should be organized on the basis of mutual respect, both
of opponents and party positions. Rather than leading the country into
conflict, all party positions should converge on the goals of safeguarding
the sovereignty of Lebanon and the unity of its people.

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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
the mission 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.