Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   23 August

Members of Initiative group elected during meeting in Istanbul’s Armenian Patriarchate

YEREVAN, JULY 18, ARMENPRESS. A spiritual meeting took place in the Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul dedicated to the organization of the election of a new Armenian Patriarch, the Patriarchate told Armenpress.

The session was chaired by patriarchal locum tenens Bishop Sahak Mashalian.

The members of the Initiative group were elected during the meeting, a total of 15 members.

The Initiative group is the body responsible for organizing the election process of the new Patriarch.

Patriarch Mesrob II died in March 2019.

On July 4 Bishop Sahak Mashalian was elected patriarchal locum tenens who is going to head the whole election process.

Edited and translated by Aneta Harutyunyan


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