Karekin II to Visit Russia US and Germany

ETCHMIADZIN (Armenpress)–The press office of the Catholicosate of Etchmiadzin announced Wednesday that His Holiness Karekin II–Catholicos of All Armenia’s will travel to Moscow Thursday to take part in the inauguration of the Holy Savior Church–where a monument will also be unveiled as a sign of Armeno-Russian friendship.

The unveiling ceremony will also be attended by the Patriarch of All Russian Alexii II.

From Moscow–the Catholicos is expected to travel to New York to take part in a UN-organized summit of all world religious leaders–devoted to addressing the establishment of peace in the new millennium.

Karekin II will present a talk entitled "Forgiveness and Reconciliation," to the 1000 religious leaders at the conference.

On September 1–Karekin II will travel to Germany–where he will attend an exhibit of treasures from the Catholicosate of the Holy See of Cilicia. The exhibit is dedicated to the 1,700th anniversary of Armenia’s adoption of Christianity as a state religion.

Catholicos Karekin II will also take part in a symposium entitled "Armenia 2000" in the German city of Halle-Vitenberg.

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