Kocharian And Karekin II Encourage State Church Relations

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–Armenia’s president Robert Kocharian received today His Holiness–Catholicos of All Armenia’s Karekin II.

The presidential press service reported that Robert Kocharian and His Holiness dwelt upon issues concerning state-church relations. They both emphasized the importance of state-church cooperation in overcoming hardships in Armenia and finding solutions to numerous problems in the country.

Kocharian stressed the pivotal role of the Church in maintaining spiritual and national values–creating a moral atmosphere–and strengthening Armenia-Diaspora relations.

His Holiness once again expressed his support to authorities and noted that the Church would always back the state and was ready to promote the strengthening of the homeland.

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