Press Release
Catholicosate of Cilicia
Communication and Information Department
Contact: V.Rev.Fr.Krikor Chiftjian, Communications Officer
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The law studies and Islamic research departments of the University of
Qatar organized the fourth international conference for the dialogue
of religions in Doha on April 25-27. The conference was held under the
high sponsorship of the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Hamad Khalifa Al-Tani.

More than 135 representatives of the Christian, Muslim and Moses'
religions from the Arab World, the Middle East, Europe, the United
States and the Far East participated in the conference entitled
"the role of religion in the formation of man and society."

The Catholicosate of Cilicia was represented in the conference by
Archbishop Sebouh Sarkisian, Primate of the Diocese of Tehran and
member of the Christian-Muslim Dialogue Committee of the Middle
East Council of Churches (MECC). Archbishop Sarkisian conveyed the
greetings of the Armenian Catholicos to the Emir and the organizers
of the conference.

The conference's sessions included discussions on globalization,
religious freedom, education within the family, religious diversity
and mutual respect, the preservation of nature, human rights and
recent scientific achievements.

Archbishop Sarkisian delivered a lecture on "religion and human rights"
highlighting the God-given status of human rights and the role of
the Armenian Church in this field. He also spoke about the Armenian
Genocide and called on Turkey to have the courage to recognize it as
a historical fact.

The Archbishop also met with the Armenian community of Qatar and
delivered a lecture on the Armenian Genocide on April 27. At the end
of the lecture, the Archbishop answered questions related to the role
of the Cilician Holy See.


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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, The
Cilician Catholicosate, the administrative center of the church is
located in Antelias, Lebanon.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress