Thinking Platform (Düşünce Platformu) held its first public meeting concerning the patriarchal election on December 13.
Catholicos of Cilicia Aram I stated they will make a submission to ECHR for the return of Sis Catholicosate.
The Armenian Patriarchate of Turkey made an important decision concerning the patriarchal election. With the decision of the Clerical Assembly, the process of election has officially started. Leading the meeting of the Assembly, Bishop Sahak Mashalian answered the questions concerning the background of this decision and the course of the election process. He stated that a committee consisting of clerics will apply for election.
Shamiram Chilingirian, daughter of the genocide victim Rupen Sevag, died at 102 on October 17 in Nice.
On September 30, Armenian neighborhoods Nor Gyuğ (new village) and Villa had been hit by rockets, killing 11 Armenians and wounding 11. People also are wounded in the attacks on October 3.
Having served as the spiritual leader for Catholic Armenians in Turkey for 78 years, Archbishop Hovhannes Tcholakian has passed away.
A historical event happened in 7th century (628) is the source of celebration of Khachverats (the Exaltation of the Holy Cross), which is one of the five major holidays of our church. Before the feast that will be celebrated in our churches on Sunday, it is better to remember the historical background.
General Vicar of the Patriarch Archbishop Aram Ateşyan, Bishop Sahag Maşalyan, Representative of Minority (Community) Foundations and Council Member of the Directorate General of Foundations Toros Alcan DDS PhD and Samatya Surp Kevork High School Chairman Yesayi Demir spoke to Agos about the concerns about the decreasing population.
Archbishop Karekin Bekdjian, Primate Diocese of the Armenian Church of Germany, urged Armenians in Istanbul to be more determinate in terms of demanding a patriarchal election.