8 April 2015. On Wednesday, representatives of the Interfaith Coalition of Religious Leaders met with His Holiness Aram I and invited him to a special event to be held on 12 April commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Lebanese civil war, which was to take place at the Martyr’s Square, a symbol of division during the civil war.
After accepting the invitation, Catholicos Aram I spoke of the important message of national unity that religious representatives of all communities convey when they stand together. His Holiness then described the activities that are to be held commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, and he invited the Coalition to express its solidarity with the Armenian cause. The Ecumenical officer, V. Rev. Housig Mardirossian, was also present at the meeting.