Finding common ground
The Most Rev. Michael C. Barber, SJ, bishop of Oakland; Rev. Fr. Mesrop Ash, parish priest of St. John Armenian Church in San Francisco; Very Rev. George Mockel, vicar general of the Diocese of Oakland; and Rev. Fr. Hovel Ohanyan, parish priest of St. Vartan Armenian Church in Oakland, met for lunch Oct. 1 at the chancery of the Cathedral of Christ the Light in Oakland. Their lunchtime conversation focused on ways the Catholic and Armenian churches can work together on various projects while helping to strengthen the Christian message throughout the community.
DEXTER VALENCIA/THE CATHOLIC VOICE