His Holiness Aram I Begins Official Visit to Iran

TEHRAN (Armenpress)–Responding to an invitation of the three Dioceses of Iran–His Holiness Aram I traveled on an official visit to Tehran on May 11. His two-week visit–from May 12-25–will include meetings with the public–religious services–celebrations on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of his enthronement–and the 75th anniversary of the establishment of the Seminary.

This is the third visit of His Holiness to the Islamic Republic of Iran as the Catholicos of Cilicia. His Holiness has received a warm welcome by the Iranian government during his previous visits to the republic. During his visit–the Catholicos will have meetings with the president of the republic–Mohammed Khatami–the spiritual leader of the country–and senior government officials.

On May 12–Aram I addressed the faithful with a church service and a prayer.

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