Armenian Catholic Patriarchate of Cilicia

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Cardinal Grégoire-Pierre Agagianian, Armenian Catholic Patriarch, 1937–62

The Patriarchate of Cilicia (Latin: Patriarchatus Ciliciae Armenorum) is the only patriarchate within the Armenian Catholic Church. The St. Elie and St. Gregory the Illuminator Armenian Catholic Cathedral in Beirut, Lebanon, is the seat of the Patriarchate.[1] The current Patriarch of Cilicia, thereby being the primate of the Armenian Catholic Church, is Patriarch Nersès Bédros XIX.

While the diocese of Cilicia dates back to 724,[1] it was promoted to a patriarchate in 1742.[2] In 1866, the seat of the patriarchate was moved to Constantinople, Ottoman Empire (now Istanbul, Turkey), and in 1928 to Beirut, Lebanon, where it remains today.[3]

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Coordinates: 33°59′06″N 35°41′04″E / 33.9850°N 35.6844°E / 33.9850; 35.6844