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Armenian spiritual leader visits L.A. area

October 8, 2011 |  6:01 pm

His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia and spiritual leader of Armenian Diaspora, visited Glendale Memorial Hospital Friday as part of a larger tour of Southern California.

Having proclaimed 2011 “The Year of the Armenian Child,” the pontiff bestowed blessings to some of the hospital’s patients, newborns and other visitors, organizers told La Canada Valley Sun.

The pontiff’s itinerary for his 20-day tour includes a lecture at UCLA and visits to local churches, schools and other organizations.

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-- Jason Wells, Times Community News

Photo: Western Prelate Archbishop Moushegh Mardorosian of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Armenia, rear left, accompanied His Holiness Catholicos Aram I of the Great House of Cilicia, right, during a visit of 1- month-old twins Maneh, left, and Vahe, right, at Glendale Memorial Hospital in Friday. Credit: Rau Roa / Times Community News

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