JERUSALEM–Jerusalem Patriarch Archbhishop Torkom Manoogian, in accordance with Article 46 of the Rules of the Brotherhood of the Apostolic Sea of St. James, has designated the Canon Sacrist of the Patriarchate, Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, a Patriarchal Vicar.
Archbishop Manougian will supervise the activities of the other Departmen’s of the Patriachate to function according to the Rule of the Brotherhood.
Arch. Manoogian has taken the initiative, in accordance with church rules, to appoint someone to carry out duties, while the Istanbul Patriarch, Arch. Mesrop Moutafyan, who was announced to be ill, rejects calls for the appointment of a Vicar.