THE FOLLOWING STATEMENT IS ISSUED BY HG Bishop Hovakim Manukyan
With the greatest sadness, HE Archbishop Gregorios of Thyateira and Great Britain since 1988 until recently, passed away peacefully yesterday. On behalf of the Armenian Church in Great Britain, I would like to extend my heartfelt condolences to the Greek Orthodox Church for this great loss. On a personal note, Archbishop Gregorios was a dear friend to our Church and with many of my predecessors also. I myself experienced his fraternal and paternal love and friendship during the first years of my tenure here in the UK.
My fond memories of meetings with him will always remind me of a kind person who had much to share. His Eminence was truly a broadminded pastor, a person with great empathy, and above all, a man of God.
We will be praying for his loving memory.