CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF BIRTH OF LATE CATHOLICOS VASKEN I TO BE HELD IN U.S. WESTERN DIOCESE

Noyan Tapan
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Se p 2, 2008

LOS ANGELES, SEPTEMBER 2, ARMENIANS TODAY - NOYAN TAPAN. The special
Centennial Celebration of the Birth of the Late Catholiocs Vasken I
will be held at the U.S. Western Diocese on September 17, 2008.

Vasken I was born in Bucharest in 1908. His Holiness led the Armenian
Holy Apostolic Church from 1955 to 1994 as the Catholicos and
Supreme Patriarch of All Armenians. During the Communist regime, the
Armenian Church endured persecution and financial hardship. Despite
the numerous challenges, His Holiness was able to successfully lead
the Church through those difficult times.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress