Protests against Aram Ateşyan, who maintains his seat as General Vicar of the Patriarch, continued this week. People gathered in front of Feriköy Surp Vartanants Church for staging protest.
Istanbul Municipal Council unanimously approved the rezoning plan for rebuilding Kamp Armen.
Bekçiyan, who will meet with Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II in Armenia, will attend Supreme Spiritual Council with Vehapar Karekin II that will convene in Moscow.
Değabah Archbishop Karekin Bekçiyan released a written statement after his meeting with VADİP (Cooperation and Consultation Platform for Foundations).
Two teams from Istanbul gained success in Euro Armenian Games which was held in Geneva between April 14 and 16. “Sassoun Lugano” team from Switzerland featured Hrant Dink's photo on their uniform.
Bishop Sahak Maşalyan released a statement after the meeting at the governor's office concerning the patriarchal election.
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.
Değabah and Armenian Primate of Germany Archbishop Karekin Bekçiyan has been in Germany for a while. He announced that he'll be in Istanbul soon and stay in the patriarchate.
Aram Ateşyan announced that he resigned as the chair of Hovagim 1461 Foundation, which was supposedly established “to solve the problem of legal entity of the patriarchate” and has been at the center of Beykoz land debates.
Istanbul Governor’s Office interfered in the patriarchal election. During the election of değabah, a notice signed by the deputy governor was sent to the patriarchate, claiming that starting the election process is “legally” impossible. Ateşyan and Maşalyan will try to meet with the governor and explain the process.