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POPE SHENOUDA III AND CATHOLICOS ARAM I MEET IN CAIRO


POPE  SHENOUDA III, ZAKKA I AND ARAM I CALL FOR A MUTUAL UNDERSTANDING BETWEEN THE CHURCHES OF JERUSALEM

Cairo, Nov.12, 2008: Meeting in the Coptic Patriarchate of C

airo, His Holiness Shenouda III, Pope of Alexandria and Patriarch of the See of St. Mark and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Armenians of 

the Great House 

of Cilicia released a joint declaration with regard to the sad incident between Armenians and Greeks in Jerusalem recently. The Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch , His Holiness Ignatius Zakka I, expressed his support for the declaration.

 

In their joint declaration the spiritual leaders expressed sadness at the clashes between the two groups. They emphasized the respect for the historic rights of all churches in Jerusalem and the importance for resolving misunderstandings and sensitivities through mutual understand. The declaration also stressed the need to strengthen Christian unity in the Middle East.

 

His Holiness Aram I visited Cairo on a one-day trip to meet with Pope Shenouda II. The two spiritual leaders discussed the cooperation between the two churches as well inter-faith and inter-church issues at large on November 11, 2008.

 

The Ecumenical Officer of the Catholicosate of Cilicia, Bishop Nareg Alemezian and the Chairman of the Holy Synod of the Coptic Orthodox Church also attended the meeting.

 

 Source:http://www.armenianorthodoxchurch.org/v04/doc/English/visitseng.htm#4

 

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