Etchmiadzin, 21 August, 2014:
On August 21, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians; sent a letter of condolence to Pope Francis of Rome, on the death of his family members in tragic car crash.
"On behalf of the members of the Brotherhood of Holy Etchmiadzin and our faithful throughout the world, we convey our deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your loved ones.
We pray that the Lord will receive in His love and mercy their souls, and make them worthy to dwell in His Divine company, and grant the solace and comfort of the Holy Spirit to you, your family members and relatives.
May the Almighty God accompany You at this difficult time, and give you strength to overcome the pain of this heavy loss, and carry on Your God-pleasing Apostolic mission", said the Pontiff's message.
Source: Information Service of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin
His Holiness Aram I Expresses His Condolences to Pope Francis upon the Loss of His Family Members
Antelias,23 August 2014:
On Thursday 21 August 2014, His Holiness Aram I sent a letter of condolence to Pope Francis expressing his profound sadness on the death of three members of his family, following a car crash on a provincial highway in Argentina.
Source: Armenian Orthodox Church