July 27
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The Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin has reacted to Friday’s statements by acting Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Dilijan, Armenia, which refer to the Armenian church, too.

In particular, during an election with the residents in Dilijan, acting PM Pashinyan, who is also the Prime Ministerial candidate of the ruling Civil Contract party, stated that they will not allow the “fake elites” to reproduce in Armenia.

"If necessary, we will make a revolution, another revolution, until the elites—from the spiritual to the political—bow before their own people," Pashinyan stated, in particular.

At the request of, Fr. Vahram Melikyan, Director of the Information System of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, responded as follows, in particular:

"The thoughts expressed by the leader of the Civil Contract party about the servants of the spiritual world are very puzzling and condemnable.

We express regret for the acting Prime Minister’s unwise and inappropriate statements, which have absolutely nothing to do with the realities of our lives. The Mother See calls for restraint and reflection on the judgments made by him.

At all times, the Armenian clergyman has been and remains the servant and defender of his homeland and his people, the creator and protector of national-spiritual values, the fulfiller of the nation's desires, and the soother of its pains.”

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