Armenian Catholic Archeparchy of Istanbul

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Archeparchy of Istanbul
Constantinopolitanus Armenorum
İstanbul Archeparchy
Location
Country Turkey
Metropolitan Immediately Subject to the Patriarch
Population
- Catholics
(as of 2009)
3,450
Information
Denomination Armenian Catholic Church
Rite Armenian Rite
Established 15 October 1928
Cathedral Cathedral of St John Chrysostom in Istanbul
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni
Archbishop Hovhannes Tcholakian
Apostolic Administrator Boghos Lévon Zékiyan
Emeritus Bishops Kévork Khazoumian Coadjutor Archbishop Emeritus

The Armenian Catholic Archeparchy of Istanbul, also known as Armenian Catholic Archdiocese of Constantinople, serves Armenian Catholics in Turkey and is under the Armenian Catholic Patriarch of Cilicia. The seat is in Istanbul.

Originally established in 1860, the current archeparchy was erected 15 October 1928.[1][2] The current archbishop is Hovhannes Tcholakian.[2]

The eparchy was the seat of the Armenian Catholic Patriarchate of Cilicia from 1866 until 1928, when the patriarchal seat was moved to Beirut, Lebanon.[1]

In 2008 there were 3,650 Armenian Catholics belonging to the diocese.

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