Topic: Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul

By Florence Avakian NEW YORK — On Sunday, April 7, Bishop Sahak Mashalian from the Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul celebrated an Episcopal Badarak at St. Vartan Armenian Cathedral and delivered an inspiring sermon, delivered in both[...]

The long-expected end finally arrived for Archbishop Mesrob Mutafyan on March 8, at St. Purgich Hospital, where he had been in a vegetative state for more than a decade. To say that he had suffered much in his short life is an[...]

ISTANBUL (Armenpress, AP) —  Patriarch Mesrob II, the leader of the Armenian Apostolic Christians in Turkey, died on March 8. He was 62. Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency said Mesrob Mutafyan, the 84th Armenian Patriarch of[...]

By Raffi Bedrosyan The never-ending manipulations and power games at the Istanbul Patriarchate took a turn for the worse this week. In 2008, the Istanbul Patriarch Archbishop Mesrob Mutafyan was stricken with incurable dementia,[...]

By Edmond Y. Azadian The US has been warning its Turkish ally to stop the carnage in Afrin, Syria, where Kurds are battling the invaders. The European Union has passed a resolution condemning Turkey’s actions in Syria. Germany has halted[...]

There was a time when the nine-year-old crisis at the Armenian Patriarchate in Istanbul was close to a resolution. But new developments have given a different spin to the problem, sinking the community back into a vicious situation.[...]