President Robert Kocharian received today the Supreme Head of the Universal
Syrian Orthodox Church, His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I, accompanied
by the Armenian Catholicos, His Holiness Garegin II and other high-ranking
Having welcomed the Patriarch�s visit to Armenia, Robert Kocharian said that
the Armenia Church has had an extremely important contribution and role in
the life of the Armenian nation. According to him, the Armenian Church has
always supported the Armenian state.
The Patriarch of the Universal Syrian Orthodox Church highly praised the
cooperation between sister-churches and emphasized that the friendship
between the two nations and the two Churches dates back to the earliest
years of Christianity.
The Armenian Catholicos emphasized the importance of the Patriarch�s visit
and said that such visits are mutually enriching. The Catholicos
particularly emphasized the importance of close cooperation between
spiritual leaders of Churches with similar beliefs.
Source: The official site of the President of Armenia
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