On 25 June Artsakh Republic President Bako Sahakyan sent a condolence letter in connection with the death of Catholicos Patriarch of the Armenian Catholic Church Nerses Petros XIX, Central Information Department of the Office of the NKR President reports.
The letter runs as follows:
“I have learnt with deep sorrow about the death of Catholicos Patriarch of the Armenian Catholic Church Nerses Petros XIX.
The deceased Patriarch had a substantial input in solving national issues, strengthening the Motherland-Diaspora ties, maintaining the Armenian national identity and developing inter-church dialogue.
On behalf of the Artsakh people, authorities and on my own behalf I express my condolences on this irretrievable loss. The memory of Patriarch Nerses Petros XIX Tarmouni will always remain bright in the hearts of our faithful people.”