Hovhannes Tcholakian

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His Excellency, Archbishop
Hovhannes Tcholakian
Armenian Catholic Archeparch of Istanbul
See Istanbul
Appointed 16 January 1967
Installed 5 March 1967
Predecessor Paul Kiredjian
Ordination 25 April 1943
Consecration 5 March 1967
by Grégoire-Pierre XV Agagianian
Personal details
Born (1919-04-12) 12 April 1919 (age 95)
Istanbul, Turkey

Hovhannes Tcholakian (born 12 April 1919) is a Turkish-Armenian Archbishop of the Armenian Catholic Church. As of 2013, he is the oldest serving bishop in the 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 confirmed on 16 January 1967. As of 2009, he holds the position of Archbishop of Istanbul and, at the age of 95, he is the oldest known living bishop still serving a religious position in the church.

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