Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II on Friday received, at the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, a delegation from Crimea.

The Catholicos of All Armenians brought his blessings and expressed his best wishes to the members of this delegation, and prayed for the re-establishment of peace in the region and the strengthening of the spirit of human solidarity and cooperation.

During the meeting, Karekin II spoke about the important role and contribution of the local Armenian community in the history of Crimea, and the current national and spiritual life of this community. On this occasion, the Catholicos of All Armenians expressed his appreciation to the Crimean authorities for their caring attitude towards the local Armenian community, as well as their support for church-building.