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Archbishop Aykazian

On December 6, Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, the Diocesan Legate and Ecumenical Director, took part in a special panel on “Sacred Sites and Property Rights” during the third international Conference on Religious Freedom.

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National Council of Churches

Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, Diocesan Legate and Ecumenical Director, led the delegation from the Eastern Diocese at the annual assembly of the National Council of Churches of Christ in the U.S.A. The NCC’s “Christian Unity Gathering” convened November 8-10 in Silver Spring, MD.

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Iraq's Deputy Interior Minister Aqeel al-Khazali (left) greets Archbishop Vicken Aykazian of the Armenian Apostolic Church in the United States, during the visit of an ecumenical delegation to al-Khazali's office in Baghdad on January 21, 2017.

Archbishop Vicken Aykazian, Diocesan Legate and Ecumenical Director, took part in a delegation of church leaders visiting Iraq from January 20 to 24. The visit was organized by the World Council of Churches (WCC) and included meetings with political leaders, United Nations representatives, humanitarian aid workers, refugees, and local Christian leaders in Baghdad and the northern Kurdistan region.

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