Karabakh Bishop: Six Armenian clerics isolated in Dadivank

Karabakh Bishop: Six Armenian clerics isolated in Dadivank

PanARMENIAN.Net - Six Armenian clerics continue to be isolated in Dadivank, a historic medieval monastery which came under Azerbaijan's control in the aftermath of the 44-day war in Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh), Primate of Artsakh Diocese, Bishop Vrtanes Abrahamyan has said, according to Pastinfo.

Bishop Vrtanes said Armenian pilgrims still don't have access to the monastery while clerics serving there have been isolated since March and are accompanied by Russian peacekeepers deployed nearby.

The Bishop said he is having frequent meetings with the Russian side, including the Commander of the Russian peacekeeping corpse, Lieutenant General Gennady Anashkin, with whom they visited Dadivank.

According to him, the matter was also raised at a key meeting in Moscow with the participation of the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II.

Pilgrims from Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, accompanied by Russian peacekeepers, regularly visit the monastery of Amaras, which is situated close to the new contact line with Azerbaijan.

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