His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the great House of Cilicia,accompanied by the Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Lebanon, His Grace Archbishop Shahe Panossian, members of the National Board and the Congregational Fathers, visited the Armenian churches in Beirut and the surrounding regions.
His Holiness was briefed on the damage caused by the Beirut blast. His Holiness conveyed his fatherly encouragement to the Prelate and community representatives, assuring that everything would be restored with collective faith and dedication. He also reminded that Armenia, Artsakh, the Diaspora stand by Lebanese Armenians.
At the end of the visit, His Holiness, during his meeting with the diocesan officials at the National Prelacy, reminded that the damage should be assessed as soon as possible “so that we can work in an organized manner.”