Pope Francis remembers when the late Armenian Catholic Patriarch, Gregory Peter XX Ghabroyan, was first elected; the Patriarch wanted the Pope’s blessings to lead the Church despite being 80 years old in 2015, when he was first elected. The Pope reminisces the efforts that the Patriarch put forward to help those most in need in Lebanon and Syria. Gregory Peter XX Ghabroyan funeral was held on May 29, 2021. Bishop Assadourian remembers him as someone who wanted to help the poor, as shown by his history of assistance the Patriarch had offered to his community. The Bishop also added how The Patriarch was still focused on managing the needs of his Church and his people, even on his deathbed.