As part of his pre-Christmas and New Year pastoral visits to the residents of all social and charitable institutions sponsored by the Catholicosate of Cilicia, His Holiness Aram I went to Chouf to visit the sick and the elderly at the Azounieh Hospital/Elderly Home on Monday 27 December 2010. The hospital is the only institution serving the population of the region.
The Director and Staff welcomed the Catholicos Aram I and the clergy accompanying him, and then lead them to the auditorium where the patients and the elderly residents of the institution were waiting for them. After the presentation of a cultural programme prepared and performed by the Armenian residents, the clergy held a prayer and Eurcharistic service.
At the end, His Holiness Aram I greeted the patients and the elderly, thanked the Board, the Medical staff and all the personnel for their devotion to the institution. Before departing, the Director shared with his Holiness their plans for the coming year.