JERUSALEM—The Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Torkom Manoogian, has been hospitalized since January 19 after suffering a stroke and by complications from pneumonia, reported the Patriarchate.
His Beatitude the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem, Archbishop Torkom Manoogian, has been hospitalized in Hadassah Ein Kerem since 19 January in almost unconscious condition as a consequence of a severe pneumonia and a brain stroke.
The 93 year old spiritual leader went into sudden cardiac arrest and while doctors at Hadassah Ein Kerem hospital were able to resuscitate him, they have not been able to bring him back to full consciousness despite medical treatment.
Archbishop Manoogian also suffers from Parkinson’s disease, hypertension among other ailments. Currently, doctors are continuing to drain his lungs.
The Holy Synod of the Jerusalem Patriarchate convened on January 30 and appointed the Grand Sacristan, Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, as Patriarchal Vicar to manage the daily affairs of the Patriarchate.
Members of St. James Brotherhood visit the ill patriarch on a regular basis. The Latin Patriarch, Archbishop Fouad Twal has also visited the archbishop and offered prayers.