Aram I visits Armenian communities in northern part of Tehran

PanARMENIAN.Net – As part of his pontifical visitation program, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, paid a pastoral visit to the Armenian communities in Ghazvin, Rasht and Anzaly, located in the northern part of Tehran, Iran.

Accompanied by the Primate of Tehran Archbishop Sebouh Sarkissian, the Primate of Isfahan Bishop Papken Charian, reverend fathers Magar Ashkarian and Mesrob Sarkissian and the representatives of the Armenian community in Tehran, His Holiness received a warm welcome.

Besides, an ecumenical gathering was organized in honor of His Holiness Aram I. The gathering was attended by the Armenian clergy by Nuncio of Vatican, the archbishops and clergy representing the Syrian Orthodox, Latin Assyrian, Chaldean and Armenian Catholic and Evangelical churches.

“Interreligious dialogue should acquire a top priority on the ecumenical agenda. Of course interreligious is not a new ecumenical item, however His Holiness believes that “it requires a new approach and methodology in light of the emergence of new concerns and challenges pertaining to interfaith dialogue,” His Holiness said.