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His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon received communication from the Right Reverend Bishop Daniel Findikyan, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of America (Eastern), regarding the September 27, 2020 attack on Armenian faithful in the capital city of Stepanakert in the Artsakh republic by the Azerbaijani Army. At the time of the report, nearly 100 Armenians were killed. Military tensions continue to escalate.

In response, His Beatitude Metropolitan Tikhon, expressed dismay about the attack, noting “on September 27, 2020, the feast of the Holy Cross, the day that the Armenian Church was to celebrate with all splendor the Weapon of Peace, the Tree of Life, the Instrument of Reconciliation between God and man, and men and women with each other.”

His Beatitude concluded, “please assure His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Catholicos of All Armenia, of my prayers and the prayers of the faithful of the Orthodox Church in America for him and for the Church that he serves. May our great God grant peace, mercy, and consolation to him and all the faithful of the Armenian Church.”