Interchristian Summit in the House of Lord: Nagorno-Karabakh crisis

On Thursday, 19 October 2023, Archbishop Nikitas joined other Christian Leaders at the House of Lords to learn and discuss the crisis in Nagorno-Karabakh. The gathering was hosted by the Bishop of Southwark, the Rt. Revd. Christopher Chessum.

Representatives came from the Anglican, Armenian, Coptic, Syriac and other Christian traditions. His Excellency Ambassador Varuzhan Nersesyan of Armenia provided insightful information about the situations and the humanitarian crisis. Bishop Hovakim, Primate of the Armenian in the UK spoke about the history of the area and its importance to the Armenian people. He also touched on the issues of a new ethnic cleansing, as well as the realities and the suffering of the people. Several local Armenians spoke and shared their stories with the group.

Archbishop Nikitas addressed the group and stated that in such cases history will be rewritten and the truth will be lost, all by aggression and the desire of other nations to expand their borders. The Archbishop also mentioned a shared history and past with the Armenians, as well as the solidarity, love and prayers of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese.