WATERTOWN, Mass.—The Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) Eastern Region Central Committee met with His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Holy See of Cilicia on May 30, in Waltham, Mass.
Attending the meeting were Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan, Prelate of the Armenian Church in the Eastern U.S.; ARF Central Committee chairman Hayg Oshagan and members Greg Bedian, Khajag Mgrditchian, Levon Attarian, John Avedissian, and Hovsep Avakian; and ARF Eastern Region Central Committee executive director Maral Choloyan. Armenian Weekly editor Nanore Barsoumian and Hairenik Weekly editor Zaven Torikian were also present.
During the meeting, the parties discussed the Syrian crisis and the situation of Syrian Armenians, issues pertaining to the Armenian communities and churches in the Eastern U.S., the demands for reparations of the Armenian people, and the Centennial events.
Aram I was in the Boston area as part of his tour of Armenian communities in the region. He arrived in Boston on May 27. On May 28, he was the keynote speaker at the Boston celebration of the 97th anniversary of the establishment of the First Republic of Armenia in 1918.
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