ECHMIADZIN (Armenpress)–His Holiness Karekin II–Catholicos of the Holy See of Echmiadzin received the military attach of Great Britain–Andrew Carry and the representatives of Ministry of Defense of Great Britain–led by the ambassador Timothy Jones.
During the meeting the role of the clergyman in the army and the importance of the organization of spiritual service in military forces were discussed. Concerning the last point the guests offered their support to the Armenian church–in order to exchange their long-term experience in this field. His Holiness–thanking the guests for their kind willingness–presented the works carried out in the Armenian army by Echmiadzin–in cooperation with the Armenian Ministry of Defense.
Next year Armenia will celebrate the 1700th anniversary of the adoption of Christianity. His Holiness said that the Armenian army will participate in the celebration dedicated to Armenia’s adoption of Christianity–for which special arrangemen’s will be organized.