YEREVAN (Noyan Tapan)–Upon the pontifical order His Holiness Karekin II–the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenia’s–His Grace Bishop Nathan Hovhannissian–being released from the post of the Primate of the Diocese of Ukraine–has been elected the Primate of the Armenian Apostolic Church Diocese of England. Bishop Nathan Hovhannissian was one of the three candidates–which had been presented to the Diocesan national-ecclesiastical authorities by His Holiness. His Eminence Archbishop. Yeghish Gizirian–the former Primate of the Diocese of England–will retire. Reverend Father Abgar Gelejian will undertake the responsibilities of the Primate of the Diocese of Ukraine until the appointment of the a Primate.
Upon another pontifical order His Eminence Archbishop Tiran Kureghian is released from the post of Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Nor Nakhijevan and Russia to undertake new responsibilities. Reverend Father Yezras Nersissian–spiritual pastor of St. Petersburg–will undertake the responsibilities of the Primate of Nor Nakhijevan and Russia Diocese until the appointment of the new Primate.