A few days ago a letter ascribed to the Patriarch of Jerusalem, which included insulting language in an unacceptable style, began circulating on the Internet.
As a first step on this issue, we welcome and publish below the response from the Holy Mother See of Echmiadzin in which the dignity deserved by the Armenian people from the high offices of our Church is indeed refreshingly reflected.
Communiqué of the Supreme Spiritual Council
On December 1, the meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council took place at the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin under the presidency of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. Among other issues, the meeting responded to the letter which has been circulating online by the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Archbishop Nourhan Manougian. The Supreme Spiritual Council in this connection made the following declaration.