President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan sent a letter of condolence to April 24 mass that was held in Kumkapı Surp Asdvadzadzin Church.
We talked to the Metropolite of the Diocese of Gougark of the Holy Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Sebouh Chouldjian and the Primate of the Diocese of Germany of the Armenian Church Archbishop Karekin Bekdjian about their expectations from the patriarch election. After Mari Mutafyan is assigned as the guardian for the Patriarch Mesrob II Mutafyan, the debate about the elections started all over again.
The case for assigning a guardian for the Patriarch Mesrob Mutafyan is concluded. On the hearing held on March 8, the court decided Mutafyan's mother Mari Mutafyan to be assigned as the guardian.
A lawsuit was filed with the request of appointing a guardian for Armenian Patriarchate of Constantinople Mesrob II Mutafyan and during the first hearing, his mother Diramayr Mari Mutafyan stated that she accepts to be appointed as the guardian.
General Vicar of Patriarch Archbishop Aram Ateşyan announced what they are planning to do with the revenue that will be earned through Hovakim 1461 Foundation.
Bilgi Merkezi Research and Publishing donated 1000 Qurans in Armenian (500 in Eastern and 500 in Western Armenian) to Armenian Patriarchate in Kumkapı.
Patriarchal Vicar of Constantinople, Archbishop Aram Ateşyan spoke about the postponement of the ceremony at Akhtamar. Stating that the ceremony was cancelled due to security concerns, Ateşyan made a call: “Government should conclude this process with peace in all conscience.”
Within the scope of the Armenian Genocide Centennial Commemoration events, all Armenian Churches across the world will ring their bells at 19.15 on April 23, Thursday, in commemoration of the victims of the Genocide. However, the Istanbul Armenian Patriarchate is not participating in this commemoration ceremony.