On Tuesday the 11of of March 2008, in Sayyid El-Jebel conference hall. took place the opening session of the Ecumenical Conference on Christian Presence and Witness in Lebanon. More than 100 representatives of the different Lebanese communities were present. During the conference the main speakers were the Patriach Sfeir and the Catholicos Aram I. His Holiness Benedict XVI had also sent His message. His Excellency Hovhannes Teyrouzian, the Eparchy Assistant Bishop participated in this conference. His Beatitude Nerses Bedros XIxX Catholicos Patriach of Cilicia of Armenian Catholics was represented by Mrs. Zevart Najarian and Mr. Antoun Younan.