The Primacy

Garegin II Catholicos

His Holiness Karekin II

The head of the Armenian Church and Supreme Patriach and Catholicos of all Armenians is His Holiness Karekin II and he is based at Etchmiadzin in Armenia. During his priesthood he studied at Vienna and Germany and undertook postgraduate studies in Russia. He was elected and consecrated as Catholicos in November 1999.