Today His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, presided over the Service of Consecration for the St. Hovhannes Church of Abovyan in the Kotayk Diocese.
The ceremony was attended by the Presidents of Armenia and Belarus Serzh Sargsyan and Alexander Lukashenko. The construction of the church has been financed by leader of the Prosperous Armenia Party Gagik Tsarukyan.
Among the attendees were also Prime Minister Tigran Sargsyan, ex-President Robert Kocharyan and his spouse. Gagik Tsarukyan expressed gratitude to all those who accepted the invitation to be preset at the consecration ceremony.