Karekin II Signs Appeal for Olympic Truce

TCHMIADZIN (Armenpress)–According to the Holy See press office–on February 7–Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenia’s His Holiness Karekin II met with Kala Dzaki–a member of the Parliament of Greece.

Dzaki informed His Holiness that the aim of her visit was to present the appeal for peace to all countries of the world on the occasion of the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City–Utah.

His Holiness welcomed Dzaki–stating–"We encourage all those initiatives–which are directed towards the establishment of peace. We believe that the church–in this new millennium–has a large responsibility in this endeavor – peace–between individuals–between peoples and between nations."

In the course of the meeting the Catholicos of All Armenia’s reviewed the appeal titled "Olympic Truce," and signed it. The "Olympic Truce" has been signed by more than 170 nations as well as 50 high-ranking clergymen representing various churches.

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