Historic meeting of Catholicos Baselios Palouse II with Patriarch Ignatius Aphrem II take place at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin

Dr Rubin (OCP Delegate of Yerevan & All Armenia)
OCP News Service – 23/4/15

Yerevan: The historic meeting between His Holiness Ignatius Aphrem II – Patriarch on the Apsotolic throne of St Peter  and Primate of the Syriac Orthodox  Church of Antioch and All East and His Holiness Baselios Paulose II of the East –Catholicose on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas – Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church took place at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin which is the headquarters of the Armenian Apostolic Orthodox Church. The Prelates shared immense joy and pleasure during the very rare apostolic brotherly encounter. There was strong fragrance of brotherly love and apostolic bond in the air. Both Primates of the ancient sister Churches hugged each other at first sight and dined together.

Both prelates are in Yerevan to take part in the 100th Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. Catholicos and the Indian Orthodox delegation was give a warm welcome by the Church of Armenia. The Primate of the Indian Church also met with His Holiness Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, with Catholicos-Patriarch Karekin II of All Armenia, various Eastern Orthodox Prelates including His Beatitude Thikon- Primate of the Orthodox Church in America and  other ecumenical guests.


OCP News Service