Archbishop Aram Ateshyan, General Vicar of the Armenian Patriarch of Turkey, will not arrive in Armenia. Fr. Vahram Melikyan, Director of the Information Services Department of the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, confirmed the news to Public Radio of Armenia.
The Armenian Patriarchate of Istanbul had earlier announced that Archbishop Atesyan was planning a visit to Armenia to participate in the sitting of the Supreme Religious Council and the events organized on the occasion of the Pope’s visit.
Fr. Vahram Melikyan did not go into detail about the reasons of the decision. “Speaking about the reasons is inexpedient,” he said.