Değabah Karekin Bekçiyan released a written statement. He urged the clerics who voted for him to stand up for their votes and asked for the support of the representatives of the Armenian society.
Full text of the statement that Etchmiadzin released after the meetings concerning the patriarchal election in Turkey.
Patriarchate of Armenians of Turkey made a statement on the process of election a week after the eruption of the crisis.
Pope Francis' 3-day visit to Armenia has ended. Defining what happened in 1915 as genocide once again, the Pope made a call for Turkey and Armenia “to build bridges, not walls" at their frontiers.