Upon his return from Lebanon where he was anointed bishop–Bishop Moushegh Mardirossian–Prelate of the Armenian Apostolic Church of the Western US–received numerous congratulatory visits from members of the community.
Lebanese Consul General Gibran Soufan made an official visit to the Prelacy–Tuesday–July 8. He congratulated the newly-anointed Bishop and wished him continued success. In return–the Prelate thanked the Consul and expressed the Armenian community’s love of Lebanon–home of Catholicos Aram I–and the Holy See of Cilicia.
Among others who made congratulatory visits to the Prelacy were lay and religious representatives; members of Prelacy councils and boards; local politicians; and–representatives of cultural–social–athletic and patriotic organizations.