His Holiness Aram I visited Patriarch His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I Iwas
- His Holiness Aram I visited Patriarch His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I
Iwas in Damascus
On 09 September 2008 evening His Holiness Aram I and the delegation
visited Patriarch Zakka I Iwas in the Syrian Church's summer
residence. The Synod of Syrian Bishops is underway presently. Upon
his arrival, His Holiness was received by the Patriarch and the
Patriarch Zakka I warmly welcomed the Pontiff underlining the
friendly relations between the two churches. The Patriarch recalled
the Fellowship between the Coptic and Syrian Churches and the
Catholicosate of Cilicia, set up by the efforts of His Holiness Aram
I 12 years ago.
Making a brief overview of the relations between the Armenian and
Syrian Churches, His Holiness Aram I said: "Our two churches have had
the same theological approach and have together against all external
heretical movements. We must further strengthen our cooperation in a
world in which we are facing many challenges patching the daily life
of our communities. He called upon the Bishops to continue the strong
cooperation between the two churches with the same spirit
particularly at the level of the Dioceses."
The meeting was followed by a reception during which Syrian Bishops
asked His Holiness questions about theological and ecumenical issues.
To view the photos: http://socmnet.org/Aram_Zakka_09sept08.htm