Hovhannes Tcholakian

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His Excellency, Archbishop
Hovhannes Tcholakian
Armenian Catholic Archeparch of Istanbul
See Istanbul
Appointed 1967
Installed 1967
Term ended 2015
Predecessor Paul Kiredjian
Successor Lévon Boghos Zékiyan
Ordination 25 April 1943
Consecration 5 March 1967
by Grégoire-Pierre XV Agagianian
Personal details
Born (1919-04-12) 12 April 1919 (age 97)
Istanbul, Turkey

Hovhannes Tcholakian (born 12 April 1919) is a Turkish-Armenian Archbishop of the Armenian Catholic Church.

Tcholakian was born in Istanbul, Turkey and ordained a priest in Istanbul on 25 April 1943. He was appointed bishop on 23 May 1966 and consecrated on 16 January 1967. Between 1967 and 2015 he served as Archbishop of Istanbul. In March 2015 the Armenian Catholic Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni accepted the resignation of Archbishop Tcholakian on grounds of age.

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