Sarkisian Meets with Church Leaders

Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian with Armenian church leaders

YEREVAN—Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian on Tuesday held a meeting with His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, His Holiness Aram I, the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, and Catholicos-Patriarch of the House of Cilicia of the Armenian Catholics Nerses Bedros XIX.

The interlocutors discussed the close cooperation established between the state and the Armenian churches, as well as issues related to the Homeland and the Diaspora.

During the meeting reference was made to the important role of the Armenian Church in preserving national identity and the everyday efforts the Church all around the world toward solving issues of pan-Armenian significance.

The participants also discussed the current state of our compatriots in Syria and ways of providing assistance to them.

The leaders agreed that the unity of the Armenian people is a guarantee of prosperity for Armenians worldwide and for overcoming the challenges facing the nation. They emphasized the need to continue and coordinate efforts more effectively to solve national issues.


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  1. Areg said:

    We have unemployment, poverty, lack of shelter for our compatriots in the earth quake areas. In the picture, our smiling president and his wife, the first lady and the president’s brother are billionaires.
    Where all that wealth came to our president and his family from. All of our president’s wealth can solve all of Armenia’s problems. There is nothing else to talk about, let us go to the point.
    Amot Kez, smiley, President.

  2. edward demian said:

    About time the churches do something. We need every community to send one Armenian family or retired individuals to Armenia. Perhaps we need to have “Nerckaght telethons” to pay for the relocation. of individuals and families. There should be a ship waiting in the Syrian harbor, ready to take Syrian refugees to Armenia. Enough of the mumbo jumbo and do something.

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