Catholicos Garegin I, 66, leader of the Armenian Apostolic...

Deaths Elsewhere

June 30, 1999

Catholicos Garegin I, 66, leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church, died yesterday in Echmiadzin, Armenia, of larynx cancer, three days before a planned meeting with an envoy sent by Pope John Paul II. Earlier this summer, the Armenian church canceled a trip by Pope John Paul II to Armenia because of Catholicos' failing health. The Vatican had scheduled a July 2-4 papal visit to Armenia as part of John Paul's efforts to improve relations with other Christian denominations.

Pub Date: 6/30/99

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