JERUSALEM (Combined Sources) — On January 24, Prince Charles of Great Britain visited the Armenian Church of the Nativity Church in Bethlehem.
Prince Charles was welcomed by Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, the Canon Sacrist of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem and presented him the history of the Armenian presence in the Holy Land and the mission carried out by the Armenian Patriarchate. On behalf of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem His Eminence gifted HRH an Armenian ceramic handmade plate. He also recited the famous sentence of Hitler “Who after all remembers the Armenian Genocide?” And hoped that instead of might the justice will become right.
Prince Charles, as well as many leaders from around the world, were in Jerusalem to mark the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz Concentration Camp.
On January 23, the Fifth World Holocaust Remembrance Forum was held in Jerusalem. It was attended by Israeli President Reuven Rivlin, the head of the Israeli government Benjamin Netanyahu, as well as the heads of state and government of about 50 countries, including Russia and France.
Among those leaders was Armenian President Armen Sarkissian, who held talks with US Vice President Mike Pence, Prince Charles, French President Emmanuel Macron, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Italian President Sergio Mattarella.
Sarkissian participated in the wreath-laying ceremony at the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising Memorial, created by sculptor Nathan Rapport.