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« on: April 12, 2011, 01:14:54 PM »

Doors of the Armenian Church in Geneva were closed. The Church Council decided to close the church on Sunday.

However, a reliable source told Armenian News-NEWS.am, church closed its doors not to let in the believers and a delegation from Etchmiadzin by Fr. Abel Manoukian.
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 06:00:42 PM »

Why have they done this?  Has the Armenian community there dried up, or was it politically motivated?

I remember reading how their was a large Armenian community that settled in the Rhone valley of France after the genocide.  are they till there?

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« Reply #2 on: April 14, 2011, 01:14:34 PM »

Catholicos Karekin just appointed a locum tenens for the Armenian Orthodox Diocese of Switzerland, so perhaps this is a dispute between the cathedral in Geneva and the Catholicate?

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