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05/01/2012 Turkey ( – Eastern US Prelate Archbishop Oshagan Choloyan called on Members of Congress to urge Turkey to return confiscated Christian churches and end U.S. complicity in Turkey’s genocide denial, during a full day Capitol Hill meetings, last week, which began with the offering of the opening prayer at the U.S. Senate and ended with an invocation at the annual Capitol Hill Armenian Genocide Observance, reported the Armenian National Committee of America.

The Archbishop’s opening prayer at the Senate was held on April 25, at the request of Rhode Island Senator Jack Reed (D) and at the invitation of the Senate Chaplain. “We thank you in the name of the Armenian people for your divine mercy in providing them a safe refuge in this blessed country, the United States of America, where they were delivered from the depths of despair of genocide and welcomed with new life,” said His Eminence. “Reveal your infinite spirit to the members of this Senate that they may be inspired toward a greatness of purpose and ennobled in their quest for good governance.”

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