Society 12:13 11/03/2019 Region

Funeral service for Patriarch Mesrob II to be held on March 17

The funeral service for Archbishop Mesrob II Mutafyan, the 84th Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople, will be held on Sunday, March 17, at Istanbul’s St. Virgin Mary Church.

He will be buried at the Armenian cemetery in the Sisli district of the Turkish capital, like all the previous Armenian patriarchs, the Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople said on Facebook.

Patriarch Mesrob II Mutafyan passed away Friday at Intanbul’s Holy Savior Armenian Hospital after a long illness. He was 63.

He began suffering from dementia in 2008 and has been in a vegetative state since then. Mesrob II was elected Patriarch in 1998, succeeding Karekin II. He had to withdraw from his duties due to his illness in 2008 and Archbishop Aram Atesyan was appointed to serve as Patriarchal Vicar for the Armenian community of Istanbul.

A new patriarch could not be elected as Turkish laws prohibit any elections while a standing patriarch is alive.



Source Panorama.am
Share |

Related news

Տեքստում սխալ կամ վրիպակ նկատելու դեպքում, ուղարկեք խմբագրին հաղորդագրություն` նշելով տվյալ սխալը, այնուհետև սեղմելով Ctrl-Enter:

Newsfeed

23:48
The “Haykakan Zhamanak”-State
Today the first person of Armenia is an individual who governs the state without any conventional principle, rule or responsibility
20:23
EU ready to deepen partnership with Armenia, Toivo Klaar says
EU is ready to deepen partnership with Armenia continue assisting the Armenian Premier and his government with the ongoing democratic reforms,...
20:17
Turkey arrests 24 over criticism of Syria offensive
Turkish authorities have arrested 24 people for spreading “black propaganda” on social media about Ankara’s military operation...
19:37
PM sends message on Armenian Press Day
Armenian PM Nikol Pashinyan issued on Wednesday a congratulatory message on Armenian Press Day, the press service at the government reported....
19:27
Syrian army enters city of Raqqa, sets up observation posts
Group of Syrian soldiers have entered the city of Raqqa and begun setting up some observation posts, Reuters reported, citing the report from...
18:59
Igor Popov shares initial dates for the meeting on Karabakh settlement between Armenian, Azerbaijani FMs
Russian co-chair of the OSCE Minsk Group Igor Popov briefed reporters following the meeting with Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan,...
18:07
Javakheti born Rudik Makaryan named world champion at the World Youth Chess Championship
15-year-old Rudik Makaryan from Alatuman village of Georgia’s Javakheti region was named world champion at the Youth Chess Championship...
17:24
New stamp features 2018 Aurora Prize Laureate Kyaw Hla Aung
A special ceremony dedicated to the cancellation of a new international postage stamp by HayPost, featuring 2018 Aurora Prize Laureate Kyaw Hla...
17:22
Why did Beeline pay $850 million?
In 2015, Beeline Uzbekistan, which is part of the international VEON Group, found itself at the center of an international corruption scandal....
15:31
Spain seeks arrest of Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont in Belgium
Belgium has received a third arrest warrant request from Spain’s Supreme Court for Catalonia’s former pro-independence leader Carles...
14:52
Poland to criminalise sex education
Teachers who give sex education classes said to "encourage students to become sexually active" or who give information about...
14:42
Ryanair launches first ever flights from Armenia to major European cities
Ryanair announced on Wednesday its first ever flights from Armenia, the 40th country in the Ryanair network. Europe’s largest airline...
13:40
Indian woman, 75, gives birth to her first baby weighing just 1lb 8oz
A 75-year-old Indian woman has given birth to a 1lb 8oz baby girl after conceiving through IVF with her 80-year-old husband, The Sun reports....
13:12
Pashinyan: 10 million trees to be planted in Armenia by Oct. 10, 2020
Some 10 million trees are planned to be planted in Armenia by October 10, 2020, Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said while addressing the...
12:45
EU fails to open Western Balkans accession talks
EU states were unable to agree to open accession talks with North Macedonia and Albania on Tuesday, as planned, after France raised objections,...
12:40
Wounded Armenian police officer in stable condition
The Armenian police officer who was wounded in Yerevan’s Liberty Square on Tuesday night is in stable condition, a neurosurgeon at the...
12:07
Artsakh president, Minsk Group mediators discuss frontline situation
Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan received on Wednesday OSCE Minsk Group Co-Chairs Igor Popov of Russian, Stéphane Visconti of...
11:58
Turkey's military operation in Syria: The latest updates
Heavy fighting continues as Turkey presses ahead with its military operation against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, now in its seventh...
11:42
Two arrested in murder of police officer in Armenian capital
Two suspects have been arrested in the murder of a police officer in the Armenian capital, the head of the Information and Public Relations...
11:02
U.S. congressional leaders salute international Pro Artsakh Forum
House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Eliot Engel (D-NY), House Intelligence Committee Chair Adam Schiff (D-CA), and House Rules Committee Chair...
10:52
U.N. chief calls for ‘immediate de-escalation' in northeastern Syria
U.N. Secretary-General António Guterres called Monday for the "immediate de-escalation" of the situation in northeastern Syria,...
10:35
A declassified top secret CIA report on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict
By Harut Sassounian Publisher, The California Courier A 48-page Central Intelligence Agency Top Secret Report, prepared in August 1988...
10:27
Prince William, Kate Middleton arrive at Pakistan's National Monument in tuk tuk
The Duchess of Cambridge dazzled in a bottle green evening gown as she and Prince William made an impressive entrance for the glittering...
20:30
Guinness World Records titular Nikolay Madoyan to perform in Yerevan
The laureate of numerous international competitions and Guinness World Records titular violinist Nikolay Madoyan will perform in Yerevan with...
20:14
Volkswagen pauses $1.4 billion investment in Turkey over Syria invasion
Volkswagen has paused a planned $1.4 billion investment in Turkey as a result of the country's military offensive in Syria, CNN reported....
19:57
Grigory Hayrapetov released from post of Head of SPS
Armenian president Armen Sarkissian has signed a decree releasing Grigory Hayrapetov from the post of the Head of the State Protection Service....
19:27
Georgia’s PM pays tribute to Armenian Genocide victims in Yerevan
On an official visit to Armenia, Georgian Prime Minister  Giorgi Gakharia and his delegation on Tuesday visited Tsitsernakaberd Memorial...
19:00
Rock crumbled onto the roadway in Tavush province
Armenia’s ministry of emergency situations reports that on October 15, at 08:54 an emergency call was received to "911" service...
18:29
Italy asks UEFA to reconsider 2020 Champions League final in Turkey
Italy’s Sports Minister Vincenzo Spadafora has urged European football governing body UEFA to reconsider the decision to play next...
18:11
PM meets with Artsakh president in Yerevan
Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a meeting with Artsakh President Bako Sahakyan. “The meeting aims at sharing updates on...

Follow us and get updates!

Most popular articles

{"core.blocks.header.spell_message1":"Selected mistake: ","core.blocks.header.spell_message2":"Send a message about the mistake?"}