From left, Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II and Dr. Noubar Afeyan

Catholicos of All Armenians Meets with Dr. Noubar Afeyan


ECHMIADZIN —Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, received the initiator of the Future Armenian movement, co-founder of the “Aurora” humanitarian initiative, renowned scientist and philanthropist Noubar Afeyan in the Mother See of Holy Echmiadzin on May 16.

Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, the Legate of the Western Europe and the Representative of the Armenian Church to Holy See, was present at the meeting.

The Catholicos hailed Afeyan’s visit to Armenia and Mother See Holy Echmiadzin, commending the latter’s support to Armenia and Artsakh Armenians.

The Catholicos and Afeyan referred to the developments in Armenia, the security challenges faced by the Armenian people, as well as the problems of the occupation and depopulation of Artsakh, the protection of the rights of Artsakh Armenians, the release of Artsakh’s military-political leadership and prisoners of war, and the preservation of Artsakh’s spiritual and cultural heritage.

The two also touched upon the Armenia-Diaspora connection, the challenges faced by the Diaspora, emphasizing the programs aimed at the effective use of the potential of the Diaspora in these difficult times for the Motherland.


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