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His Holiness Vazken I Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians

On September 30th 1955, he was elected Catholicos of All Armenians.

  • During his long time as Catholicos, he managed to assert some independence for his church in face of the totalitarian Soviet rule in the Armenian SSR, and lived to see religious freedom restored under Armenia's national government in 1991.
  • He saved a number of church treasures by establishing the Alex Manoogian Museum of the Mother Church.
  • His Holiness Vazken I was one of the youngest Catholicos in the history of the Armenian Apostolic Church.
His Holiness Vazken I Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians
(1908-1994)




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