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 RECEIVES AN OFFICIAL
FROM THE CATHOLIC RELIEF AGENCY

His Holiness Aram I received the General Secretary of the International
Catholic Relief Agency and the director of the organization's Lebanon bureau
in Bikfayya on August 30.

The organization has ceased its operations for ten years now. Consequently,
the General Secretary's visit aimed at examining local needs given the
efforts to revitalize the organization. The organization has also provided
humanitarian aid to the Armenian community of Lebanon, particularly during
the Civil War in the country.

The officials briefed the Armenian Pontiff about their future plans and
requested His Holiness' blessings and prayers for the venture's success.

His Holiness expressed his thoughts on the need for humanitarian aid at the
regional and local levels. He presented practical proposals for the
provision of aid to Lebanese communities in the social, educational and
health-related fields.

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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.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress