Aram I, MECC discuss humanitarian assistance to Syrian Armenians

Aram I, MECC discuss humanitarian assistance to Syrian Armenians

PanARMENIAN.Net - His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia and one of the Presidents of the Middle East Council of Churches (MECC), chaired an emergency meeting of the Council which focused on humanitarian assistance to refugees and displaced people in Syria.

Until recently, the MECC’s program operated out of Damascus. Given the deteriorating situation in the country, the presidents decided to decentralize the operation and create new centers for humanitarian aid in Aleppo, Homs, Latakia and Kamishli.

They also decided that they would ask other ecumenical organizations in the country to continue their activity, but in coordination with the local churches.

The second issue on the agenda was the nomination of a new general secretary.

 Top stories
The Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I met with Iran’s Parliament Speaker Ali Larijani October 25.
“Resolution of the Karabakh conflict depends on political will of the Presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan,” James Warlick said.
Only 60 out of 193 UN General Assembly member states voted for Turkey, while its rival, Spain, received 132 votes.
The monument’s designer is Mihran Hakobjan, a 30-year-old Armenian-born artist who graduated from a Slubice college.
Partner news