YEREVAN (YERKIR) – Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II received the participants of the Third Pan-Armenian Youth Gathering on July 24 at Echmiadzin, Armenpress reported.
“Armenian nation, Armenia and the Armenian Church will be stronger by you,” said the catholicos, after blessing them. Taking the opportunity, the participants informed the catholicos of some of the problems existing in their communities. Among them, the lack of a church in the Karabakh capital Stepanakert. Garegin II noted that the construction of a church would begin in 2005 or 2006.
Speaking of sects, the catholicos said, “If Armenian clerics fulfill their duties promptly and Armenians stand firm in their beliefs, sects would not be able to operate in Armenia.”