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Armenian Church to increase presence in national Armed Forces

16:57, 13.07.2012 Region: Armenia Theme: Politics, Society

YEREVAN. – The Catholicos of Armenian Apostolic Church Garegin II received five churchmen on Friday who were going to undertake a religious service in Armenia’s Armed Forces.

Religious leader of Armenian Armed Forces Vrtanes Bishop Abrahamyan introduced the five churchmen to the Catholicos and spoke about the religious service in Armenian army. Afterwards, the Catholicos blessed the young churchmen.

“You are called to raise the spirit of Armenian soldiers and strengthen their love towards the church and motherland. I ask you to be exemplary persons for military servants and to make them understand that the army is the guarantee of Armenian state and the existence of Armenian people,” said the Catholicos in his speech.

At present there are 48 churchmen in different military units of Armenia.

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