Catholicos Karekin I to Conclude Second Phase of Treatment

The Armenian Apostolic Western Prelacy press service announced yesterday that His Holiness Catholicos Karekin I will soon complete the second phase of medical treatment.

"After completing the first six week phase of radiation treatment–His Holiness entered the hospital on July 7 to begin the second phase of radiation treatment," announced the press service.

"Following the second phase of treatment expected to last seven to ten days–the Pontiff will rest for an undetermined length of time until his return to Etchmiadzin," the announcement continued.

"Primate Archbishop Khajag Barsamian and the Diocese Executive Council–with the aid of physicians and specialists–closely monitor the Pontiff’s road to recovery."

"We ask our faithful people to pray for His Holiness and a full and speedy recovery," the press service concluded.

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