Diocese of Syunik

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Diocese of Syunik

Սյունյաց թեմ
Goris Church.jpeg
Saint Gregory Cathedral
Location
CountryArmenia
Statistics
Population
- Total
(as of 2010)
141,771
Information
DenominationArmenian Apostolic Church
RiteArmenian Rite
Established1996
CathedralSaint Gregory Cathedral, Goris
Current leadership
PatriarchKarekin II
PrimateRev. Fr. Zaven Yazichyan

Diocese of Syunik (Armenian: Սյունյաց թեմ Syunyats t'em) is one of the largest dioceses of the Armenian Apostolic Church covering the Syunik Province of Armenia. It is named after the historic province of Syunik; the 9th province of the Kingdom of Armenia. The diocesan headquarters are located in the town of Goris. The seat of the bishop is the Saint Gregory Cathedral.

The diocese was established on 30 May 1996. Since its creation until December 2010, bishop Abraham Mkrtchyan has served as its primate. Rev. Fr. Zaven Yazichyan succeed him as primate of the diocese.

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