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Encyclopedia > Nerses Bedros XIX

Nerses Bedros XIX was born in Cairo, Egypt on 17 January 1940, the fifth of eight children. He completed his primary and secondary studies at the College of the Brothers of Christian Schools (Frères des Ecoles Chrétiennes) in Cairo. Although technically in Giza, The Great Pyramids have become a symbol of Cairo internationally Cairo (Arabic: القاهرة; romanized: al-Qāhirah) is the capital city of Egypt (and previously the United Arab Republic) and has a metropolitan area population of approximately 15. ... January 17 is the 17th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1940 was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ...


He felt the vocation to priesthood very early in life and thus was sent to the Armenian Leonian Pontifical College of Rome in 1958 where he studied Philosophy and Theology at the Pontifical Gregorian University. His Bishop, Msgr. Raphael Bayan, ordained him priest in Cairo on 15 August 1965. The North American College at the Gregorian The Pontifical Gregorian University is a Roman Catholic university in Rome. ...


He served the parish of the Catholic Armenian Cathedral of the Annunciation in Cairo from 1965 to 1968 with the Reverend Father Jean Kasparian (who became Patriarch Catholicos under the name of Jean Pierre XVIII in 1982). From 1968 to 1990, he was curate of the parish of St. Therese of Heliopolis in Cairo, where he encouraged the various religious movements, especially the Neo-Catechumenal Way.


On the 18th February 1990, he was ordained bishop of the Eparchy (Diocese) of Alexandria for Egypt and Sudan by the imposition of the hands of His Beatitude Jean Pierre XVIII. A bishop is an ordained member of the Christian clergy who, in certain Christian churches, holds a position of authority. ... Antiquity and modernity stand cheek-by-jowl in Egypts chief Mediterranean seaport Located on the Mediterranean Sea coast, Alexandria (in Arabic, الإسكندرية, transliterated al-ʼIskandariyyah) is the chief seaport in Egypt, and that countrys second largest city, and the capital of the Al Iskandariyah governate. ...


From 1992 to 1997, as member of the Catholic Hierarchy of Egypt, he was the General Secretary of the Pastoral Council of the Catholic Church of Egypt.


As a member of the Synod of the Bishops of the Catholic Armenian Patriarch Church, he was successful in being: Member of the Council of the three Bishops to direct the Patriarchal Curie from 1993 to 1995. President of the Patriarchal Commission for the Vocations from 1993 to 1995. Member of the Permanent Synod as of 1994. In October 1999, he was elected by the Bishops of the Holy Synod of the Catholic Armenian Synod, Patriarch Catholicos of Cilice for the Catholic Armenians and took the name of Nerses Bedros XIX. The term cilice traditionally refers to the hair shirt, a garment or undergarment made of coarse cloth or animal hair. ...


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Nerses Bedros XIX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (333 words)
Nerses Bedros XIX was born in Cairo, Egypt on 17 January 1940, the fifth of eight children.
He completed his primary and secondary studies at the College of the Brothers of Christian Schools (Frères des Ecoles Chrétiennes) in Cairo.
In October 1999, he was elected by the Bishops of the Holy Synod of the Catholic Armenian Synod, Patriarch Catholicos of Cilice for the Catholic Armenians and took the name of Nerses Bedros XIX.
Zenit News Agency - The World Seen From Rome (365 words)
It is the first time that a statue of an Eastern-rite saint -- in this case, the apostle of Armenia -- has been placed among the founding saints that surround the exterior of St. Peter's, according to the basilica's archpriest, Cardinal Francesco Marchisano.
The ceremony, which took place today as the Pope was on his way to Paul VI Hall for the general audience, was attended by Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX of Cilicia of the Armenians, whose see is in Lebanon.
Nerses Bedros XIX leads approximately 10% of the Armenian Christians who live in his homeland and in the diaspora, and who are in communion with Rome.
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