Tekeyan President Azadian Meets with Catholicos Karekin II


ECHMIADZIN, Armenia — Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II received Edmond Y. Azadian, president of the Tekeyan Cultural Association of the United States and Canada, last week. The two discussed a series of issues pertaining to Armenian culture as well as the forthcoming visit of the Catholicos to the US this autumn and possible solutions to the crisis affecting the Istanbul Patriarchate of Armenians.

The meeting deliberated on the role of the Church of Armenia, and opinions were exchanged on the recent meeting of the Supreme Spiritual Council in Moscow. Catholicos Karekin noted that a new Armenian school was going to soon be founded in the center of Russia’s capital city.

Certain questions concerning the reunification of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party were examined. Azadian remarked that they were ready for negotiations, but the representatives of the opposing side did not understand the nature of the political party.

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