The invitation to come to Armenia and Etchmiadzin is my first reason to start with words of thanks, first of all for the hospitality shown to us by the Armenian Apostolic Church and HH Catholicos
Karekin II and his colleagues and staff.
Elias Cathedral- Dabbas Square, presided over by Catholicos
Patriarch of the Armenian Catholic Patriarch Nerses Bedros Cilicia before he passed away today.
Plevneliev also met with Catholicos
Patriarch of all Georgia Ilia II on Wednesday and the two exchanged views on the close ties between the Bulgarian and Georgian orthodox churches.
The interfaith ceremony was led by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos
of All Armenians, and His Holiness Aram I Catholicos
of the Holy See of Cilicia.
287-330), King of Armenia, the first Armenian Catholicos
John Paul and Catholicos
Karekin II of Etchmiadzin, patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic church.
Aram will be there, so will the President of Armenia -- and so will Nareg Alemezian, indeed "I will be there prior to the visit, in order to organise the visit in a proper way".
His Pro Causa Italica: Ad Episcopos Catholicos
The paucity of Sasanian sources makes it difficult to detail the legal landscape; yet even though this was a system dominated by the shah and the Zoroastrian high priest, Simonsohn argues that there is evidence that Jews and Christians (equal minorities here) enjoyed a measure of legal choice--their respective religious authorities (the Catholicos
and the Jewish exilarch) were sanctioned by the state, and both had access to informal legal avenues in the form of holy men and sages, respectively.
The minister of foreign affairs of the Vatican noted that it was a great honor for him to meet with Catholicos
Patriarch of all Georgia.
The meeting was chaired by Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai and attended by Ignatius Aphrem II, patriarch of the Syriac Orthodox Church; Nerses Bedros XIX, patriarch of the Armenian Catholic Church; Gregory III Laham, patriarch of the Church of Antioch; Ignatius III Younan, patriarch of Antioch and all the East for the Syriac Catholic Church; Catholicos
Aram I Kechichian of the Armenian Orthodox Church; and John X, patriarch of Antioch and all the East for the Roman Orthodox Church.
The church was built in Sharjah at the request of His Holiness Catholicos