Turkey’s Armenian Deputy Patriarch attends Vatican’s former rep. funeral

by OCP on March 26, 2012

in News


PanARMENIAN.Net – According to Sunday’s Zaman, leaders and representatives of Turkey’s various religious communities attended the funeral of Monsignor Georges Marovitch, a former Vatican diplomatic official in Turkey, who passed away on March 22 morning at the age of 81.

Roman Catholic Bishop Louis-Armel Pelâtre, the apostolic vicar of Istanbul, as well as Turkey’s Syriac Catholic Deputy Patriarch Yusuf Sağ, Turkey’s Armenian Deputy Patriarch Aram Ateshyan, Şişli Mayor Mustafa Sarıgül and many other prominent figures attended the funeral.

Marovitch was buried in the Feriköy Roman Catholic Cemetery after the funeral, which was held at Şişli Saint Esprit Church. The ceremony was officiated by Pelâtre. Marovitch’s life accomplishments were enumerated while hymns were sung.


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