Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin- Armenian Apostolic Church
On February 9, a meeting of representatives from the Christian Churches in Iraq was held at the St. Garabed Armenian Church in Baghdad. During the meeting, the representatives created a new organization titled, Council of Spiritual Leaders of the Christian Communities of Iraq.
The Council is comprised of 2 Patriarchs, 26 Archbishops and Bishops representing 30 Christian-Church Communities in Iraq. By unanimous vote, His Eminence Archbishop Avak Asadourian, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Iraq, was elected General Secretary of the Council.
The aim of the newly formed Council is “to combine the viewpoints, positions and decisions of the Churches of Iraq on issues concerning the Church and State” preserving and strengthening the Christian presence and encouraging cooperation as well as promoting Inter-religious dialogue and relations.