ANTELIAS–Lebanon–His Holiness Aram I–Catholicos of Cilicia–sent a letter of condolence to the President of United States–George Bush–on the sad occasion of the tragic events in New York and Washington.
"We are deeply saddened by the recent acts of terrorism in New York City and Washington DC claiming the lives of innocent children–women and men. Such acts of terrorism are against the teachings of the Gospel–and Christian values as well as human values," the letter says.
"Together with our people living in your terrorism–and in different parts of the world under our spiritual leadership–we offer our prayers to the Almighty so that justice–peace–mutual understanding and trust may grow in the hearts of all people on this earth.
"May God bless the memories of all those who perished in this tragedy. Also–may the love and grace of God sustain the life of their families."