PARIS (Armenpress) — Leader of the France Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Norvan Zakaryan has submitted his resignation to the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II. According to Noyvelles d’Armenie, the application by Zakaryan was submitted to Holy Echmiadzin on July 1. The mandate of Zakaryan as leader of the French Diocese would expire in 2014. One of the members of the parish council of the Armenian Apostolic Church in Paris refused to comment on the resignation of Zakaryan or provide any reasoning behind the decision. Zakaryan became the leader of the France Diocese in 2007.