YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–A delegation of the Armenian National Academy of Sciences led by the Academy’s President Fadey Sargssian visited the Holy See of Etchmiadzin on November 8 to congratulate Karekin II on his election as Catholicos of All Armenia’s.
Thanking the delegation members for the congratulation–Karekin I stressed the role of science in the development and strengthening of the country. In his turn–Sargssian remembered Karekin II’s assistance to the sciences when he was primate of the Ararat diocese. Sargssian expressed optimism that the contacts between the Academy and Armenian Apostolic Church will be maintained.
During the meeting the sides addressed problems of education. "The Church is responsible for forming the people’s moral make-up," His Holiness said.
The sides also expressed concern over the penetration of religious sects into secondary schools.