Spiritual Leader of German Churches Expresses Support for Armenian Genocide Recognition

ANTELIAS (Armenpress)–In a letter to His Holiness Aram I–the spiritual leader of the German Protestant Church–Bishop Wolfgang Huber affirmed his full support for the recognition of the Armenian genocide and has promised to exert efforts in this direction.

Bishop Huber informed the Catholicos about the work carried out by the German Churches for the recognition of the Armenian genocide–ensuring him that the churches he presides over will pursue their efforts. "Most recently the German Parliament accepted a common statement on the issue. It does not fulfill all expectations but can be seen as a step in the right direction?I tell you this in order to assure you–that EKD and myself will try to do what we can to intensify the process of recognition of the Armenian Genocide and to encourage a process of reconciliation between the Armenian and the Turkish people," he said.

Bishop Huber is a personal friend of His Holiness Aram I. The Catholicos had written to him a month ago–requesting his support in the efforts for the recognition of the Armenian genocide by Germany.

The German Bundestag adopted a resolution lately condemning the Armenian atrocities and apologizing for the role played by Germany in them.


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