On Thursday, 19 October 2023, His Eminence Archbishop Nikitas of Thyateira and Great Britain 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, Christopher Chessum.
Representatives came from the Anglican, Armenian, Coptic, Syriac, and other Christian traditions. Ambassador Varuzhan Nersesyan of Armenia provided insightful information about the situation and the humanitarian crisis.
Bishop Hovakim, Primate of the Armenian Church 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.
His Eminence 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.