On January 17, Karekin II Catholicos of All Armenians received Shombi Sharp, UN Resident Coordinator in Armenia and the representatives of other UN specialized agencies and program.
The frescoes of the walls of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin continue to undergo research and restoration. The specialists believer that over the course of renovation more frescoes will be discovered.
13th exhibition of “Creating Hands” was opened in Gevorkian Seminary. The paintings of young painters Shushan Gevorgyan and Diana Harutyunyan can be viewed by January 27.
By the initiative of Dialog NGO, a discussion on “Totalitarian Art and Its Manifestations in Religious Organizations” was held in Ararat Patriarchal Diocese.
International news: On January 16, on the occasion of New Year and Christmas, the newly-elected Mayor of Jerusalem has visited the Armenian Prelacy in Jerusalem.
The postal service of the United States prohibited post-cards with religious content. The lawyers prepare a law-suit against the USPS.
The bodies of 34 Ethiopian Christians executed in Libya by Islamic State (IS) in 2015 have been exhumed from a mass grave to be transferred to Ethiopia.
The authorities of Bethlehem plan to establish a visitor application system designed for pilgrims and tourists. The visitors spend extensive hours in queues to enter the Church of the Lord.
Serie: Ecclesiastical Life