having been places of knowledge and beacons illuminating the Armenian
community around the world, are experiencing more difficult times
today. Some establishments are closed, others face difficulties in the
modern world, trying as best they can to keep their heads above water.
In the Armenian community, the elders of these schools form a community
apart. Today it is time to bring them together, as the mekhitarists of
Venice and Vienna did, all goodwill, in order to save what can be.
Here the goal is to create a common base of the elders of all these
Here each open or closed school will have its personal pages, its
personal site, where it can express itself freely, broadcast its
messages, its photos, share its experiences and its fears. To many we
will be stronger, we will not depend on the Mkhitarist fathers, but if
we become strong enough, we could be the last bulwark that protects
We do not share the same values as the Vatican representative, Mgr LB
Zekiyan, Catholic Archbishop of the Armenians of Turkey who works for
the safeguarding of the property of the Catholics of Turkey, but also
mandated by the Vatican to oversee the Mkhitarist Fathers and sell
goods of the congregation, it clearly appears that the profit of its
"sales" will go straight into the Vatican coffers, the Mkhitarist
fathers will once again be the big losers in these real estate
operations, for which Archbishop Zekiyan asked for assistance to two
Armenians with a reputation sulfurous.
The Vatican helped the Mkhitarist fathers, it is true, however, it
seems to forget the losses of the Mkhitarist congregation in the
scandal of the "Vatican bank" scandal.
To do this the Vatican delegate who is not a Mkhitarist, intends to
bring together a maximum of former Mkhitarian students around the world
and this "without ulterior motives", according to a letter he sent to
the elders that he invites to a meeting in Venice then in Vienna to see