Diocese of the Armenian Church of Australia & New Zealand
10 Macquarie Street
Chatswood NSW 2067
Contact: Abp Aghan Baliozian
Tel: (02) 9419-8056
Fax: (02) 9904-8446
Email: [email protected]
28 March 2007
PRIMATE SENDS LETTER OF CONDOLENCE ON THE PASSING OF ARMENIA’S PM
Sydney, Australia – As news items poured in Inboxes and faxes arrived early
Monday morning Sydney time announcing the unexpected passing of Prime
Minister of the Republic of Armenia, Andranik Margaryan from a heart attack
at age 56 years, Armenians in Australia too joined in the grief of loss and
mourning of the international community for a devoted Armenian son.
Archbishop Aghan Baliozian, Primate of the Diocese of the Armenian Church of
Australia and New Zealand on his arrival from a pastoral visit from Adelaide
the same day, immediately sent a letter of condolence on behalf of the
Diocese, the Armenian communities of the region and the Hayastan
All-Armenian Fund Australia Branch to the Government of the Republic of
Armenia offering heartfelt condolences to the nation and the Margaryan
His Eminence had the pleasure of meeting Prime Minister Margaryan on various
occasions during visits to Armenia and was moved by his sincerity of faith
and love for the Armenian Church.
Requiem services will be held in both the Sydney and Melbourne parishes on
Sunday, 1st April following the Divine Liturgy for the repose of the soul of
the late Andranik Margaryan.
May he rest in the eternal peace granted by our Lord.