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He was elected Catholicos in Constantinople by the community and Patriarch there. He was seen by the Ottoman leaders as a trusted bridge to establish favorable relations with the new Ottoman administration of Eastern Armenia. He wrote a letter to the Pope signifying his obedience to the Roman Catholic church.
He is buried at St. Hripsime Church, Echmiadzin.
Asdvadzadur I of Armenia
|Catholicoi of the Holy See of St. Echmiadzin and All Armenians|
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Abraham II of Armenia
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