ANTELLIAS–Lebanon–His Holiness Aram I–Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia received the 2006 Pax Christi Award from St. John’s University–Minnesota–said the Catholicosate.
In a letter addressed to Aram I–Dr. Dietrich Reinhart–president of St. John’s–praised the life and ministry of Aram I stating–"Particularly notable is your support for Ecumenical and Inter-religious relations–dialogue and cooperation. Through your prolific writings–public lectures and interventions–and your leadership in the World Council of Churches–you have played a significant role in promoting common values–mutual understanding–and peaceful co-existence among people of faith throughout the world."
The Pax Christi Award is the highest honor bestowed by St. John’s University. The conferral ceremony will take place on December 6 at a special event at St. John’s University.
During the recent crisis in Lebanon–Aram I has been an influential figure in coordinating efforts between Muslim and Christian leaders to respond to the needs of the country.