Supreme Spiritual Council Session Opens

ECHMIADZIN (Armenpress)–The session of the newly appointed staff of the Supreme Spiritual Council–presided over by His Holiness Karekin II–Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenia’s–started at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on November 6.

After the Lord’s Prayer–His Holiness expressed gratitude to the previous staff of the Council and then presented the new members of the Council–wishing them fruitful and effective activity in favor of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the faithful people.

The two Chairmen of the Council–His Beatitude Archbishop Torkom Manoogian–the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem–and His Beatitude Archbishop Mesrob Moutafian–the Armenian patriarch of Constantinople–could not participate in the session because of the political situation in Jerusalem and Turkey.

Issues related the visit of His Holiness to the Vatican–the organization of 1700th Anniversary jubilee festivities–diocesan and ecclesiastical life will be discussed during the two-day session.

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