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Catholicos Garegin II (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Catholicos Garegin II (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Clergymen from different parts of the world, including Armenia, have sent a letter to Zham.am, wherein they complain about Garegin II’s activities.

The Eastern Diocese of the Armenian Church of America is the wealthiest in the Diaspora and has made immense contributions to the cause of the preservation of the Armenian identity and Christian upbringing. However, the officials at the Armenian National Primacy of New York are already fed up with the unlimited visits of the “Tax Collector-Catholicos,” “self-invitations,” during which tens of thousands of dollars are pocketed, while the treasury of the Eastern Diocese and its bank accounts are left with heavy debts.

Guards of St. Etchmiadzin telephoned Father Hakob, a prominent church-loving priest in New York, who gave the following information about the “American adventures” of Garegin II who has usurped St. Gregory the Illuminator’s throne.

– We are no longer surprised at receiving unexpected calls from St. Etchmiadzin, informing us that the Catholicos would like to pay a visit to the Eastern Diocese of America. Without receiving the corresponding trustees’ agreement, Garegin II Nersessian chooses to become a burden with yet another visit for our faithful, who are busy tackling thousands of national and religious issues, by imposing exorbitant expenses on the Armenian Apostolic Church, which has already been robbed as a result of Armenian relief efforts. As if this wasn’t enough, the Catholicos, without a hint of embarrassment, demands $100 thousand from his “estate” and returns to the motherland.

Today, such “Pontifical visits” to the Armenian community of Los Angeles, which undergo severe economic crisis, have multiplied. Here, the Catholicos’ puppet builds a cathedral costing tens of millions of dollars, as the centers of Armenian press and literature shut down one after the other. As a matter of fact, the Armenian schools and other educational establishments are already buried in debt.

Such “scenarios” of visits based on self-invitations have become frequent in France, Switzerland, China and Hong-Kong where there are wealthy Armenians, known and unknown bank accounts, of which the Tax Collector-Catholicos must definitely make use, without reckoning with anyone, with his “own” “platinum” and “titanic” bank cards containing huge amounts of money that dwarf Ali Baba’s treasures.

Will an end ever be put to these disgraceful activities? Isn’t there a single brave man among Armenians who would stop this gang?

Guards of St. Etchmiadzin

Yerevan, Gyumri, Echtmiadzin, Abovyan, Vanadzor, Kapan, Goris, Stepanakert, Shushi, Moscow, Saint Petersburg, Rostov-on-Don, Krasnodar, Sochi, Riga, Vilnius, Talinn, Stockholm, Upsala, Milan, Geneva, Paris, Lyon, Nice, London, Köln, Berlin, Los Angeles, Glendale, Toronto, Buenos Aires, Athens, Istanbul, Jerusalem.

Source: Zham.am
Date: July 09, 2014
Translation: TTMBT