Pontiff of All Armenians to Depart for Baku

On April 26, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, will pay a one day visit to Baku, Azerbaijan, to participate in the World Summit of Religious Leaders. His Holiness is attending at the invitation of the co-chairs: His Holiness Kirill I, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia and Sheikh ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade, Grand Mufti of the Muslims of the Caucasus. The Catholicos of All Armenians will also participate in a private meeting with the Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia, the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, and the Grand Mufti.

His Eminence Archbishop Yeznik Petrossian, General Secretary of the Inter Church Relations Department of the Mother See, His Grace Bishop Hovakim Manukian, Office Director of the Inter Church Relations Department and Rev. Fr. Vahram Melikian, Director of the Information Services Department of the Mother See will accompany the Armenian Pontiff to Baku.

His Eminence Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, Member of the Brotherhood of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin and Diocesan Legate and Ecumenical Officer of the Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America, will also participate in the summit in his capacity as the immediate Past President and an Officer of the National Council of Churches USA.

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