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Pope Hopes For Continued ‘Friendship=?UTF-8?B?4oCZ?= With Armenian Pontiff

Pope Francis I thanked Catholicos Garegin II for attending his recent inauguration at the Vatican in a letter that was delivered to the supreme head of the Armenian Apostolic Church on Tuesday.

The letter was handed to him by Archbishop Marek Solczynski, the papal nuncio to Armenia.

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Armenia – Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin II (R) meets with Archbishop Marek Solczynski, the papal nuncio to Armenia, Echmiadzin, 23Apr2013.

“We expect to continue strengthening the friendship that we have already enjoyed for several years,” Garegin’s office in Echmiadzin quoted Francis as writing.

A statement issued by the office said Garegin asked Solczynski to pass his “brotherly greetings” on to the recently elected head of the Roman Catholic Church. It said the two also discussed “warm relations” and “close cooperation” between the Catholic and Armenian Churches.

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