His Holiness Karekin II Returns From Moscow

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–His Holiness Karekin II–Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenia’s–returned to the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin on November 25–after visiting Moscow.

His Holiness was making this visit upon the invitation of His Holiness Alexy II–the Head of the Russian Orthodox Church–Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia–to have a meeting with Sheikh Ul-Islam Allah-Shukur Pashazade–the Spiritual Leader of Moslems of the Caucasus. The meeting was mediated by the Russian Patriarch.

At the conclusion of the meeting His Holiness Alexy II–His Holiness Karekin II and Sheikh Ul-Islam Allah-Shukur Pashazade have signed a joint communication. The spiritual leaders have noted the important contribution of the previous similar meetings to the peaceful solution of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. They have expressed readiness to contribute in word and deed to all the peace-making efforts–which are aimed to the complete reconciliation between the sides.

The spiritual leaders also met with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Kremlin.


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