Karekin I Appoints Locum Tenens

NEW YORK–In an edict issued Monday by His Holiness Karekin I–Catholicos of All Armenia’s–Archbishop Karekin Necissian–Primate of the Araratian Dioceses was appointed Catholicosal Locum Tenens.

The edict stated that since the Catholicos was completing treatment for cancer in New York and would have to remain there for medical care and convalescence–and–since the activities of the Holy See could not suffer due to this absence–Primate–Archbishop Karekin Nercissian would assume the responsibility of general Locum Tenens.

The edict stipulated that in the Catholicos’ absence from the Holy See–all matters regarding the church be directed to Primate Nercissian.

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