“The Catholicosate of Cilicia is a Vocation and a Mission,” declares His Holiness Aram I during the concluding dinner with the Armenian Delegation

June 2014

On the last evening of the official visit to the Vatican, His Holiness Aram I, the accompanying clergy and the delegates held a festive dinner.

After joyful singing, recitation of poems and thanksgiving, the Catholicos addressed the delegation and described the visit as a positive step in ecumenism and in giving visibility to Armenia and the Armenian cause. Referring to the Catholicosate of Cilicia, he said that the people were at the heart of its mission. He then acknowledged the urgency of the reformation of the Church, and announced that the two Catholicoi had agreed to make the issue as their priority.

In his conclusion, His Holiness urged the delegates and through them the people in their dioceses to be involved in the life of the church and to give concrete expression to its vocation and mission.

The evening closed with the singing of the Cilicia anthem and the final blessings of Catholicos Aram I.