Legal package on Returning of Sis Catholicasate completed
Legal package on Returning of Sis Catholicasate completed –
ARMENPRESS – His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Holy See of Cilicia presided over the final session of the special commission held in Geneva. At the course of the session, the attendants discussed the final version of the legal package, which must be introduced to the Constitutional Court of Turkey on the return of the Sis Catholicosate As reports “Armenpress” citing Cilicia TV, the commission of experts held meeting at the course of the last two years to prepare the legal package on the return of the historical Catholicasate of Sis.
The Legal document has been finalized and will be introduced to the Constitutional Court of Turkey in the coming days.
in 2014 His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Holy See of Cilicia anounced that he will file a lawsuit against the Turkish authorities demanding the return of the historical headquarter of the Catholicosate of Cilicia in Sis, in cooperation with international human rights lawyers. His Holiness is convinced that this lawsuit will play a role of particular importance among the programs dedicated to the 100 anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
The Catholicos mentioned that during the past 3 years he held a number of meetings with experts of international law concerning this issue.
In 1293–1441 the Seat of the Armenian Catholicosate was in Sis, the capital of Cilician Armenia. In 1441, however, after the demise of the Armenian Kingdom of Cilicia (1375) and with the decision of the national- ecclesiastical meeting of Etchmiadzin the Mother See was transferred from Sis to Armenia and reestablished in Vagharshapat.