Bishop Sahak Mashalian elected 85th Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople

Bishop Sahak Mashalian has been elected 85th Armenian Patriarch of Constantinople, Public radio of Armenia reports.

The day is truly historic, considering that the election puts an end to a 12-year uncertainty.

Archbishop Mesrob II Mutafyan died at age 62 in the Surp Pirgic Armenian Hospital in Istanbul’s Zeytinburnu district on March 8 where he was receiving treatment.

He had been incapacitated since 2008 with an early onset of dementia.

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