On November 28, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received the staff of the Central office of the Military Police of the RA Ministry of Defense, in the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin. The delegation was led by Colonel Samvel Ghukasyan, Chief of Military Police of the Ministry of Defense of the Republic of Armenia.
Colonel Ghukasyan presented to the Catholicos of All Armenians the current projects of the institution, specifically the structural reforms within the system. Welcoming the delegation to the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness offered them his appreciation and blessings.
The Catholicos of All Armenians highlighted the significance of the efforts by the Military police in shaping the moral image of an Armenian soldier, and also in preventing unwanted incidents in the army. On this occasion they also reflected on the mission of the Armenian Church Chaplaincy of the Armenian Armed Forces. His Holiness happily noted that due to the devoted efforts of spiritual servants in the Armenian Army, the spiritual pastorate has been further reinforced. His Holiness Karekin II also remarked on the mission of the clergymen and the employees of the Military police in the army: to educate and nurture Armenian soldiers, to instill them with distinguished awareness and victorious spirit of national and patriotic values, and to maintain discipline in the army through appropriate measures.
Colonel Ghukasyan emphasized the importance of the cooperation with the Armenian Church Chaplaincy of the Armenian Army. He also assured that every effort will be put into action to effectively overcome all the challenges the institution faces.
At the conclusion of the meeting, the Catholicos of All Armenians wished the staff of the Military Police of the RA Ministry of Defense, success in their service.