Armenian community of Istanbul requires new elections of Co-Patriarch

Armenian community of Istanbul requires new elections of Co-Patriarch

PanARMENIAN.Net - Turkologist Ruben Melkonyan said that the Armenian community of Istanbul has launched a signature collection to hold new elections of Constantinople Co-Patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

The community has already collected 2,500 signatures, Melkonyan told a press conference in Yerevan.

Тhe spiritual council of Constantinople Patriarchate of the Armenian Apostolic Church elected Patriarchal Locum Tenens, and not Co-Patriarch, as it was expected. The spiritual council consisting of 26 members has approved the candidacy of His Eminence Archbishop Aram Ateshyan by the majority of votes.

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Training courses on prevention of domestic violence and youth crime and on crime scene examination are also organized.
Also, Abrahamyan said that a new ministry will be set up to deal with issues related to int’l economic integration and reforms.
“We should find a way to make sure that haste in the process does not harm the quality of the adopted legislation,” Manukyan said.
The initiative is implemented by Protection of Rights Without Borders NGO with the support of the OSCE Office in Yerevan.
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