LVIV (Armenpress)–Catholicos of all Armenia’s Karekin II blessed the Assumption Cathedral in Lviv–Ukraine on Sunday–and thanked the authorities of the Ukraine for returning the Armenian cathedral to its people.
Armenian Parliament Speaker Armen Khachatrian–Charles Aznavour were on Russian actor Armen Jigarkhanian were on hand for the ceremony.
Dating back to the 14th century–the cathedral is a masterpiece of the Armenian medieval architecture–and has become a religious center of the Armenia’s residing in Southeast Europe. The cathedral was converted into a warehouse and storage area during Soviet times. Only in the last ten years has it served again as a church.