The ADL delegation with the Catholicos: from left, Seyran Gharibyan (Armenia), Khoren Kalinian (Egypt), Hagop Avedikian (Armenia), Edmond Y. Azadian (US), Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II, Vartan Nazerian (US), Karen Kakoyan (Armenia), Vartkes Kourouyan (US), Harout Yerganyan (Lebanon) and Bedros Topjian (Lebanon)

Catholicos Karekin II Receives ADL Delegation


ECHMIADZIN, Armenia – On May 27 Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II received a delegation of the leaders of the Armenian Democratic Liberal Party (ADL) Central Committee and Supreme Council.

The Catholicos conveyed his blessings and good wishes for the forthcoming festivities [concerning the successful defense of the Armenian people and the creation of an independent Armenian republic in 1918] to the ADL representatives and stressed that all state and social structures, and community establishments, including the ADL, must work to strengthen the brave spirit of the nation and in unison work to strengthen the country and its people. He commended the important services carried out by the ADL for the Armenian people, including the support in a difficult period in the not-so-distant past for Echmiadzin.

The ADL representatives explained to the Catholicos their achievements and plans for the future. They proclaimed their loyalty to the Catholicos of All Armenians, and the readiness to stand strong with the Armenian Church in the future just as they did in the past.

The Catholicos responded with an expression of satisfaction that the political party would continue in its role of dedication to the Armenian Church and to Echmiadzin.



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