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His Holiness Kareken II Catholicos of all Armenians Receives Archbishop Karim

During his visit to Armenia to attend the consecration of 6 new bishops, His Eminence Archbishop Mor Cyril Aphrem Karim was received by His Holiness Kareken II, Catholicose of all Armenians at the Pontifical Residence in Holy Etchmiadzin on Monday 7 November 2011.

Archbishop Karim conveyed to His Holiness the Catholicos brotherly love and warm greetings of his brother in Christ, His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, Patriarch of Antioch and all the East. The Catholicos sent His Holiness the Patriarch thanks expressing gratefulness and offering his prayers for the good health of the Patriarch. Archbishop Karim also congratulated His Holiness on his 60th birthday as well as the 12th anniversary of his installation as Supreme Catholicos of all Armenians.

During the audience, Archbishop Karim presented to the His Holiness the Catholicos liturgical books recently published by the Archdiocese as well as In The Tree House a children book written by His Eminence.

Also present at the meeting were their graces Bishop Vahan Hovanessian, Primate of the Armenian Diocese of the United Kingdom and Bishop Hovakim Manukyan, Ecumenical Officer at the Catholicosate.

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