Catholicos Aram I congratulated the Maronite Patriarch
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CATHOLICOS ARAM I CONGRATULATED THE MARONITE PATRIARCH BESHARA RAI ON BEING NAMED A CARDINAL BY POPE BENEDICT XVIth
On Friday 5 December 2012, His Holiness Aram I met with Patriarch Rai at the Maronite Patriarchate in Bkerke. Catholicos Aram I congratulated the new Cardinal, and then they held a private meeting whereby they discussed the situation in the region and particularly in Syria; the new electoral law and the formation of a new government in Lebanon. At the end the Catholicos and the Patriarch discussed the possibility of holding a meeting of the Heads of all Churcches in the Middle East.