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January 24, 2013January 24, 2013  0 comments  Events

Archbishop Nourhan Manoogian, currently the Grand Sacristan of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, has been elected 97th Armenian Patriarch, gaining 18 out of 33 votes, in the second round of the election that took place Thursday, Jan 24 at the Church of St. James, in Jerusalem.


Meeting in conclave, the members of the priestly Brotherhood of St James, cast their crucial votes on Jan 23 in the first round of elections for a successor to the throne of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem.


Born in 1937 in Aleppo, Syria's second largest city, Manoogian was ordained in 1963 and elevated to the rank of bishop in 1984.



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