His Holiness Karekin II Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians hosted delegation led by Italian Minister of Defence Admiral Giampaolo Di Paola in Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin on October 17. They were accompanied by Deputy Minister of Defence Davit Tonoyan and the spiritual leader of Armed Forces Vrtanes Bishop Abrahamyan.
As Armenpress was informed from the informational department of Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, His Holiness greeted the guests and highly evaluated the forming of the military cooperation between two countries. Catholicos of All Armenians noted that Armenian-Italian friendship is reflected not only at a state, but also church level.
Interlocutors referred to the spiritual pastorate of the Armed Forces. This regard, His Holiness noted with satisfaction that about four dozen clergymen brought spiritual service in the Armenian army. The spiritual service of the Army is provided with the opportunity to get acquainted with the experiences of other countries’ similar structures.
Catholicos of All Armenians and Italian Minister of Defence spoke about the relations of church and the state, referred to the peaceful settlement of NKR issue as well.
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