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

THE INTER-DIOCESAN YOUTH CONFERENCE COMES TO AN END

The inter-diocesan youth conference organized by the Youth Department
of the Cathoilcosate of Cilicia came to an end on August 30.

During the five-day conference, participants from the United States
of America, Greece, Cyprus, Lebanon, Syria and Iran discussed the
challenges facing the new generation in each of the dioceses.

They also highlighted the common aspects between the dioceses and
discussed possible fields for future cooperation.

The participants also had the opportunity to listen to enlightening
lectures delivered by members of the Cilician Brotherhood.

Rev. Fr. Krikor Tchifdjian delivered a lecture entitled "Moral issues
and our church", during which he talked about the moral problems
current societies face and explained the approach of the church
towards these problems.

Rev. Fr. Keghart Kusbekian talked about the "Christian worldview",
pointing out what guidelines Armenian youth should follow in their
everyday Christian life.

In the resolution they adopted at the end of the conference, the
delegates emphasized the imperative of reforming the church and
reserving a bigger role for the youth in this process.

The participants attended the Holy Masses held in the St. Asdvadzadzine
Church in Bikfayya, visited Armenian institutions and met with
representatives of the Lebanese-Armenian community.

His Holiness Aram I expressed his satisfaction from the results of the
conference and expressed his hope that the delegates would actively
participate in the youth activities in their dioceses.

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View pictures here: http://www.cathcil.org/v04/doc/Photos/Pictures61.htm

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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
jurisdiction and the youth activities in both the Catholicosate and the
dioceses, 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.