YEREVAN, JANUARY 24, ARMENPRESS: On the occasion of passing of the bill criminalizing the Armenian Genocide, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II has addressed a letter of gratitude to French President Nicolas Sarkozy.
“From the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin we welcome and bless You, the state officials of France, our friend French people and express the deep gratitude of our church and world-spread Armenians for passing the Armenian Bill at the Senate,” the letter particularly reads, Armenpress reports.
In the letter His Holiness expresses the happiness of all the Armenians, stressing that the warm friendship of the Armenian and French people has been marked with a new achievement, which is a condolence for the offspring of the Genocide victims.
“The voice of justice was again heard from the French Senate: our people have been waiting for its victory for a century,” noted His Holiness.
“The passed law proves Your devotion, the devotion of the French state and people to democratic principles, universal values, the fixing of which will rule out the violations in the world and the tragic crimes against humanity,” the letter runs.