Patriarchal Vicar in Jerusalem Resigns


JERUSALEM — The Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem released a statement on January 7 announcing the resignation of Patriarchal Vicar Archbishop Nourhan Manougian from his post. Manougian was the deputy of the patriarch, Archbishop Torkom Manoogian.

According to the brief statement, the Patriarch had appointed Manougian to the second-in-command post, elevating him from the rank of Grand Sacristan, in December 2008.

Archbishop Nourhan Manougian had submitted his resignation on November 5, 2009, and, according to the statement, “the members of the Holy Synod have expressed their concerns about the Patriarchal Vicar’s indifference towards his responsibilities.”