The Western Prelacy Executive Council has issued the following statement:
A smear campaign has been launched recently targeting the Prelate and the Western Prelacy by individuals who have chosen to remain anonymous.
The Executive Council expresses its utter dismay at the libelous statemen’s and strongly condemns the defamatory and slanderous accusations and the perpetrators of these actions.
These disgraceful actions cannot undermine the Prelacy nor can they diminish the devotion of the Armenian community or shake the resolve of our parishioners to serve the community. We are confident that our faithful parishioners will remain devoted and committed to the Prelacy and its mission.
Western Prelacy Executive Council
August 24, 2007