Accompanied by high ranking delegation composed of ten primates, His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, began his official visit to the Vatican on Tuesday 3 June 2014.
Aram I arrived in Rome by a private plane and was met at the airport by His Eminence Cardinal Koch, the president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the officials of the Vatican.
Accompanying His Holiness are: His Grace Arch. Gomidas Ohanian, His Grace Arch. Oshagan Choloyan, His Grace Arch. Sebouh Sarkissian, His Grace Arch. Moushegh Mardirossian, His Grace Arch. Nareg Alemezian, His Grace Arch. Khoren Doghramajian, His Grace Arch. Shahan Sarkissian, His Grace Bishop. Papken Charian, His Grace Bishop. Shahe Panossian and Rev. Fr. Mesrob Sarkissian.
A group of community leaders and donors from various communities will attend the meeting of the pope and the Catholicos on Thursday 5 June.