LA CRESCENTA—Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian and the Religious and Executive Councils announced that in October of 2011, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, will honor the Western Prelacy with his fourth Pontifical visit.
The Pontifical visit is scheduled to take place from October 13 to 31. The last Pontifical visit was in October of 2005.
The Prelate and Councils have already begun preparing for the Pontifical Visit, which will no doubt be a historic one.
“The Holy See of Cilicia, under the leadership of Catholicos Aram I, is the spiritual lighthouse of the Armenian people and whose light guides our path of service. With each Pontifical Visit that light shines brighter and breathes new life into our mission,” said the Prelacy.
“This Pontifical visit will also be an opportunity to highlight our collective challenges which are addressed by His Holiness to our people. They are; spiritual renewal, reassertion of our spirit of national aspirations, and further anchoring and continued progress of Armenian schools,” added the Prelacy.
The Catholicos will have various opportunities to meet with the community’s faithful to share with them his thoughts, messages and concerns, and to offer his paternal guidance.
The schedule of the Pontifical visit will be published when it becomes available.