Bedros IV of Cilicia

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Bedros IV Sarajian (Armenian: Պետրոս Դ. Սարաճյան ) (1870–1940, Beirut) was Catholicos of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church for only six months during 1940. After his death, the position remained vacant until 1943 when Karekin I of Cilicia was elected.

Bedros had been Armenian Prelate of Cyprus (1899–1905 and 1921–1940) and Armenian Prelate of Hadjin (1910–1915), before becoming Co-Adjutor Catholicos of Cilicia (1936–1940) and eventually was elected as Catholicos in 1940.

Preceded by
Sahag II of Cilicia
Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia
1940
Succeeded by
Karekin I

Source: Avakian, Arra S. (1998). Armenia: A Journey Through History. The Electric Press, Fresno.