Israel has officially recognized Nourhan Manougian as Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem.
His Beatitude Nourhan Manougian on Wednesday had a meeting with the Israeli Minister of Internal Affairs Gideon Sa’ar.
Gideon Sa’ar invited His Beatitude, together with the Grand Sacristan His Eminence Archbishop Sevan Gharibian and the Chief Dragoman the very Reverend Father Goossan Aljanian, at the Knesset, reads the statement issued by Patriarchate.
After being cordially welcomed by the Minister of Internal Affairs, Sa’ar handed His Beatitude the official letter, in which the government of the State of Israel recognizes His Beatitude Nourhan Manougian as the Armenian Patriarch of Jerusalem.
Manoogian, who until his election had been the Patriarchateэs Grand Sacristan, will succeed the late patriarch, Archbishop Torkom Manoogian who passed away last year at the age of 93.