His Holiness Aram I Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia paid a personal visit to His Holiness Karekin I Catholicos of All Armenia’s Tueday in Etchmiadzin to wish him a speedy recovery.
His Holiness Aram I departed from Lebanon at 10 a.m. on prime minister Rafik al-Hariri’s personal jet and returned at 6 p.m. on the same day.
During the visit–His Holiness was joined by Archbishop Ardavazt Terterian–Lebanon Prelacy Executive Council chairman Khachig Babigian and scepter bearer Father Vrouyr Demirjian.
At 1 p.m. Armenian President Robert Kocharian and Prime Minister Armen Darbinian visited Echmiadzin to welcome back His Holiness Karekin I and also wish him a speedy recovery–and to welcome Catholicos Aram I. The four sat down for a lengthy discussion on various topics.