President of Armenia Hosts Religious Leaders

YEREVAN — President Serge Sargisian on May 28 held a meeting with the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I and the Armenian Catholic Patriarch Nerses Petros XIX.

The president, the Supreme Patriarch of All Armenians, the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia and the Catholicos Patriarch of the House of Cilicia discussed issues concerning the close cooperation between the state and the Armenian churches, as well as issues pertaining to the homeland and the Armenian Diaspora.

At the meeting, the participants discussed the role of the Armenian Apostolic Church in the preserving Armenian identity. Those gathered also discussed the involvement of the Armenian Apostolic and Armenian Catholic churches in Armenia’s plans for marking the centennial of the Genocide.

In addition, the President of Armenia and the three religious leaders discussed issues pertaining to compatriots in Syria.

They stressed that the unity of Armenian people is the basis for achieving the welfare of all Armenians.