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.

 Top stories
The head of the Armenian delegation to the OSCE PA handed the Pan-Armenian Declaration to the OSCE PA President.
“I repeatedly stated that we don’t have unlimited time for ratification of protocols. I regret that the message was left unheard,” Sargsyan said.
The projects will also promote the integration of Syrian refugees in the country and assist children without parents.
Training courses on prevention of domestic violence and youth crime and on crime scene examination are also organized.
Partner news