February 9, 2022 – 10:49 AM
PanARMENIAN.Net – The Mother-See of the Holy Etchmiadzin sounded the alarm bell on the cultural genocide committed by Azerbaijandays after Azerbaijan announced its intention to remove Armenian Apostolic inscriptions from churches.
According to information from Baku, a “working group of Caucasian Albanian historians and architects”, consisting of local and foreign specialists, has been formed in Azerbaijan, with the aim of erasing the “false traces left by the Armenians “Albanian religious temples in the Caucasus.
“The Mother-Seat of Etchmiadzin condemns this initiative of the Azerbaijani authorities, calling it an anti-human and anti-civilization act, with continuous manifestations of hostility and hatred towards Armenia, Artsakh and the Armenian people “, said the Mother See in a press release. statement Tuesday, February 8.
“The Armenian identity of the Christian shrines in Artsakh, which are under the control of Azerbaijan, is a scientifically proven fact and cannot be disputed within the framework of reasonable and objective reflection.”
The Mother See of Etchmiadzin launched an appeal to all the countries involved in the settlement of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, in the first place to the co-chairing countries of the Minsk group of the OSCE, to the sister Churches and religious structures, to the specialized international organizations and urged them to respond firmly to “this open fact of cultural genocide committed by Azerbaijan, to stop and prevent these and similar types of vandalism manifestations”.