Pope Francis Sends Letter to Catholicos Aram I on Armenian Christmas

By Siranush Ghazanchyan

(ArmRadio) – Papal Nuncio Gabriel Katchea visited His Holiness Aram I, the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, this morning and handed him a letter from Pope Francis on the occasion of the Armenian Christmas.

His Holiness Aram I expressed gratitude to the Vatican and especially Pope Francis for his full support to the just cause of Armenians on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.

The interlocutors discussed the developments in the Middle East, the rising tensions between Iran and Saudi Arabia. They stressed the need to prevent the further aggravation of the situation, the results of which could be disastrous to the whole of Middle East.

The parties also discussed the domestic situation in Lebanon with a special focus on the presidential elections.

Photo Caption (L-R): Papal Nuncio Gabriel Katchea sitting down with His Holiness Aram I, the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia.

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Established in 1972, the Armenian Assembly of America is the largest Washington-based nationwide organization promoting public understanding and awareness of Armenian issues. The Assembly is a non-partisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt membership organization.

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