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viernes, 10 de abril de 2015

Pope Francis received Armenian Bishops and Representatives of the Armenian Community in Argentina

Pope Francis received on Friday morning twenty bishops of the Armenian Catholic Church who will participate in the Mass next Sunday at the Basilica of San Pedro for the centenary of the Armenian Genocide.

Then he met with Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Buenos Aires and Primate of Argentina Cardinal Mario Poli, Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church for Argentina Kissag Mouradian, the ambassador to the Vatican Eduardo Valdes and Undersecretary of Cultural Pluralism and Human Rights of the City of Buenos Aires, Claudio Avruj, along with representatives of the Armenian community in Argentina, who gave him one jachtkar as a gift from the Armenian community in Argentina. According to the participants of the meeting, the Pope said that he was "pleased that the delegation of Argentina was so large."

"We want to convey our appreciation for the Mass, which does nothing but confirm your vocation for memory and justice," said Alberto Djeredjian, president of the Administrative Institution of the Armenian Church in Argentina, to Pope Francis.

In his speech to the bishops, the Pope said that they would "raise their prayers of the Christian suffrage for the children of your beloved people, who were victimized a hundred years ago" and called to "accelerate concrete gestures of reconciliation and peace between the nations that have not yet come to a reasonable consensus on reading such sad events."

Moreover, Francis recalled "with sadness" the situation on "those areas, such as Aleppo, that a hundred years ago were safe harbor for the few survivors" and noted that "these regions, in recent times, have endangered the permanence of Christians, not only Armenians."

In the Mass of next Sunday, Pope Francis will confer the title "Doctor of the Church" on St Gregory of Narek. The ceremony will be attended by Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan, along with Armenian Catholic Church Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church based in San Etchmiadzin Karekin II, the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I, Archbishop of Cordoba Monsignor Carlos Ñañez, the Armenian Apostolic Exarch of Latin America and Bishop of the Eparchy St. Gregory of Narek of the Catholic Armenians of Argentina, Monsignor Vartan Boghossian, former Minister of Justice Dr. Leon Carlos Arslanian and President of Argentina Society of Writers, Alejandro Vaccaro.

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