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Armenian Archdiocese of

Istanbul

Turkey Turkey

Continents: East Europe, Central and Southwest Asia

Rite: Armenian

Type: Archdiocese

Population: 2,500 Catholics (2015)

Immediately Subject to the Patriarch

Neighbouring Dioceses: Greece (←), Romania (↖), East Europe (→)

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Statistics: 10 parishes, 5 priests (3 diocesan, 2 religious), 1 deacon, 5 lay religious (2 brothers, 3 sisters) (2015)

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Archbishop (2015.03.21 – ...):Archbishop Lévon Boghos Zékiyan (73)Archbishop Lévon Boghos Zékiyan (73)

President of Episcopal Conference of Turkey

Ordinaries

Archbishops of Istanbul (Armenian Rite)

Archbishop Lévon Boghos Zékiyan (73)Archbishop Lévon Boghos Zékiyan (73)Permalink
(2015.03.21 – ...)

Archbishop of Istanbul of the Armenians (Turkey)
President of Episcopal Conference of Turkey

Born:1943.10.21 (Turkey)
Ordained Priest:1967.05.21
Consecrated Bishop:2014.09.13

Titular Archbishop of Amida of the Armenians (2014.05.21 – 2015.03.21)

Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Istanbul of the Armenians (Turkey) (2014.05.21 – 2015.03.21)

Archbishop of Istanbul of the Armenians (Turkey) (2015.03.21 – ...)

President of Episcopal Conference of Turkey (2015.04 – ...)

Archbishop Lévon Boghos Zékiyan (73)Archbishop Lévon Boghos Zékiyan (73)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator sede plena 2014.05.21 – 2015.03.21)

Archbishop Hovhannes TcholakianPermalink
(1967.01.16 – 2015.03.21)

Born:1919.04.12 (Turkey)
Ordained Priest:1943.04.25
Consecrated Bishop:1967.03.05
Died:2016.09.16 († 97)

Archbishop of Istanbul of the Armenians (Turkey) ([1966.05.23] 1967.01.16 – 2015.03.21)

President of Episcopal Conference of Turkey (1992 – 1995)

Archbishop Paul KiredjianPermalink
(1936.03.28 – 1965.04.20)

Born:1895.10.07
Ordained Priest:1919.04.20
Consecrated Bishop:1937.02.28
Died:1965.04.20 († 69)

Titular Archbishop of Cypsela (1936.03.02 – 1936.03.28)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Istanbul of the Armenians (Turkey) (1936.03.02 – 1936.03.28)

Archbishop of Istanbul of the Armenians (Turkey) (1936.03.28 – 1965.04.20)

Archbishop Vahan KitchourianPermalink
(1931.06.08 – 1936.03.28)

Born:1874.05.31
Consecrated Bishop:1930.07.20
Died:1936.03.28 († 61)

Titular Archbishop of Colonia of the Armenians (1930.05.03 – 1931.06.08)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Istanbul of the Armenians (Turkey) (1930.05.03 – 1931.06.08)

Archbishop of Istanbul of the Armenians (Turkey) (1931.06.08 – 1936.03.28)

Archbishop Giuseppe RokossianPermalink
(1928.07.01 – 1931.06.08)

Born:1848.05.15 (Turkey)
Died:1931.06.08 († 83)

Titular Archbishop of Achrida of the Armenians (1911.08.27 – 1928.07.01)

Archbishop of Istanbul of the Armenians (Turkey) ([1928.06.29] 1928.07.01 – 1931.06.08)

Archbishop Antoine Pierre [Andon Bedros] Hassoun (later Cardinal)Permalink
(1846.08.02 – 1866.09.14)

Born:1809.06.15 (Turkey)
Ordained Priest:
Consecrated Bishop:1842.06.19
Created Cardinal:1880.12.13
Died:1884.02.28 († 74)

Titular Archbishop of Anazarbus (1842.06.07 – 1846.08.02)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Istanbul of the Armenians (Turkey) (1842.06.07 – 1846.08.02)

Archbishop of Istanbul of the Armenians (Turkey) (1846.08.02 – 1866.09.14)

Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians (Lebanon) ([1866.09.14] 1867.07.12 – 1881.06)

Cardinal-Priest of Ss. Vitale, Valeria, Gervasio e Protasio (1880.12.16 – 1884.02.28)

Archbishop Boghos MaroushianPermalink
(1838.04.03 – 1846.08.02)

Died:1846.08.02

Titular Archbishop of Chalcis (1832.08.14 – 1838.04.03)

Archbishop of Istanbul of the Armenians (Turkey) (1838.04.03 – 1846.08.02)

Archbishop Antoine NouridjianPermalink
(1830 – 1838)

Archbishop of Istanbul of the Armenians (Turkey) (1830 – 1838)

Former Prelates


as of 2017.07.04

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