Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   18 February

Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem is in hospital in unconscious condition

YEREVAN, FEBRUARY 8, ARMENPRESS: Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Torkom Manoogian, has been hospitalized in Hadassah Ein Kerem since January 19 in almost unconscious condition as a consequence of a severe pneumonia and a brain stroke, Armenian Patriarchate official told Armenpress.

The 93 year old spiritual leader had a sudden cardiac arrest and while doctors succeeded in resuscitating him, they haven't been able so far to bring him back to full consciousness despite medical treatment. The Holy Synod of Patriarchate in its session appointed Archbishop Nourhan Manoogian as Patriarchal Vicar.

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