On Septmeber 23, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians departed for a Pontifical visit to the Far East. During the visit His Holiness will be in India, Singapore, and the Republic of the Union of Myanmar.
His Holiness is being escorted by His Grace Bishop Haigazun Najarian; Primate of the Armenian Diocese of Australia and New Zealand and Pontifical Legate of the Far East; Rev. Fr. Zaven Yazichyan; Armenian spiritual pastor of India and Manager of the Armenian College and Philanthropic Academy of Kolkata; and by Rev. Fr. Paruyr Avetisyan, Director of the Intra Church Relations Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin.