HIS HOLINESS ARAM I HOLDS OFFICIAL MEETINGS IN TEHRAN
- HIS HOLINESS ARAM I HOLDS OFFICIAL MEETINGS IN TEHRAN
Catholicose of Armenian Church His Holiness Aram I held working meetings with the Assemblies of Deputies of the three Dioceses in Iran, as well as representatives from the Diocesan Councils. The Pontiff became closely acquainted with the work of the community structures and gave his advice for a harmonious and coordinated work by the three Dioceses.
The Armenian Pontiff also visited the Lebanese Embassy in Tehran on the same day accompanied by the three Primates. In addition to expressing gratitude towards the Lebanese homeland, the meeting became an opportunity to discuss the most recent developments in the country, the internal and external political courses, and the Christian-Muslim bilateral relations.
His Holiness Aram I paid a visit to the Armenian Embassy too, where he was greeted by Ambassador Garen Nazarian. The Pontiff and the Armenian diplomat discussed a number of issues including the developing Iranian-Armenian relations, the imperative for Armenia-Diaspora cooperation and so on. At the end of the meeting, Ambassador Nazarian granted a souvenir to His Holiness, congratulating him on the 40th anniversary of his ordination as a Priest.
His Holiness officiated the Holy Mass in the St. Sarkis Church in Tehran on Thursday in the presence of guests and a large number of faithful.
The 50th anniversary of the establishment of the �Tounanian� Armenian school in Tehran was marked during a special event on November 1. His Holiness presided over the event held in the �Vatchig Gharapegian� hall of the �Ararat� complex. On the same day His Holiness also presided over the groundbreaking ceremony of the �Tounanian� elementary school and the �Sassoun� kindergarten in the area called Sassoun.
SOCM News Bureau