Prelate Welcomes Director of the Study Center for Iranian Churches

On Friday, April 26, 2013, H.E. Archbishop Moushegh Mardirossian, Prelate, welcomed the visit of Ms. Sherly Avedian from Iran.  Ms. Avedian is the director of the Study Center for Iranian Churches at the Iranian Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Organization, and Curator of the “Archbishop Artak Manukyan Museum”.  She was accompanied by Mr. Andre Shamlian.

Ms. Avedian reported on the nature of her work and the government’s demonstrated care towards the hundreds of historic Armenian Churches, many of which are fully operational to this day, and on her collaboration with organizations who aim to preserve historical Armenian monuments and sites.

The Prelate commended Ms. Avedian and the important work she is carrying out, and familiarized her with the Prelacy and especially the display of artifacts rescued from the Genocide.

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