A speech by Cannon Patrick Thomas at the Unveiling of the Welsh National Monument to the Armenian Genocide on 3 November 2007.
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The memorial in the gardens of the Temple of Peace in Cardiff has been erected by the Wales-Armenian Society and was consecrated in a service conducted by His Grace Bishop Nathan Hovhannisian, Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Great Britain in the presence of Lard Dafydd Elis-Thomas - Presiding Officer of the National Assembly of Wales. Also in attendance was His Grace David Yeoman, the Assistant Bishop of Llandaff, and Dr Vahe Gabrielyan, Armenian Ambassador to the UK.
The consecration service was a tranquil, reflective, religious and cultural ceremony attended by over 300 members and friends of the Armenian communities of England and Wales. Attempts by protestors to disrupt the service were controlled by the South Wales Police.
Follow this link to hear Lord Dafydd Elis -Thomas and Stephen Thomas being interviewed on BBC Radio Wales.
And follow this link to see a full transcript of his speech at the ceremony of the unveiling of the memorial. Follow this link to see the press notice issued by Lord Elis-Thomas's office.
Here also is a link to the full transcript of the address given by the Reverend Dr Patrick Thomas, Vicar of Christ Church, The Church in Wales, Carmarthen.
And finally here is the full transcript of the address given by Mike Joseph.