Patriarch of Armenian Catholic Church Gregory Peter XX Gabroyan Passes Away

His Beatitude Gregory Peter XX Gabroyan, the Patriarch of the Armenian Catholic Church passed away on Tuesday in Beirut at the age of 86. Funeral services will include a public visitation on Friday, May 28 at the Patriarch’s residence at the Our Lady of Annunciation Patriarchal Chapel in Beirut. A funeral Mass will be said on Saturday, May 29 at the St. Gregory the Illuminator–St. Elias Cathedral. Interment will be held immediately following the Mass at the Cemetery of the Patriarchs in the Monastery of Our Lady of Assumption, See of the Armenian Catholic Patriarchate, in Bzommar-Keserwan, Lebanon. Gabroyan was enthroned as the 20th Armenian Catholic Patriarch of Cilicia on August 9, 2015 in Bzommar, Lebanon, succeeding Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni, who had died in June of that year. After his election, the Patriarch requested and was granted ecclesial communion by Pope Francis. To read the full story, check out the article in Asbarez.

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