On May 2, 2017, Mr. Garo Paylan, an Armenian MP in the Parliament of the Republic of Turkey, paid a visit to the Diocesan Headquarters. Mr. Paylan was greeted by His Grace Bishop Abgar Hovakimyan, Primate, and the Parish Priests of the Montreal and Laval Armenian Apostolic Churches.

The Primate introduced to Mr. Paylan St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Cathedral of Montreal and invited him to meet with clergy and leaders of the Armenian Community organizations of Montreal.

Mr. Paylan’s visit to Canada has been organized by the Union of Armenian Churches and Associations of Quebec and the Union of Armenian Churches and Organizations of Toronto.