ANTELLIAS, Lebanon—His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia received the 2006 Pax Christi Award from St. John’s University, Minnesota, said the Catholicosate.
In a letter addressed to Aram I, Dr. Dietrich Reinhart, president of St. John’s, praised the life and ministry of Aram I stating, “Particularly notable is your support for Ecumenical and Inter-religious relations, dialogue and cooperation. Through your prolific writings, public lectures and interventions, and your leadership in the World Council of Churches, you have played a significant role in promoting common values, mutual understanding, and peaceful co-existence among people of faith throughout the world.”
The Pax Christi Award is the highest honor bestowed by St. John’s University. The conferral ceremony will take place on December 6 at a special event at St. John’s University.
During the recent crisis in Lebanon, Aram I has been an influential figure in coordinating efforts between Muslim and Christian leaders to respond to the needs of the country.