Date of Birth: 08/21/1951
Place of birth: village Voskehat
Born August 21, 1951 in the village of Voskehat Echmiadzin district of Armenia. In 1965 he entered the Theological Seminary of Echmiadzin, where he graduated in 1971, later worked as a teacher in the same seminarii.V 1970 he was ordained a deacon, and in 1972 - a priest. As directed by the Patriarch and Catholicos Vazgen I went to Vienna to continue his theological obrazovaniya.V 1975, at the instruction of Catholicos Vazgen I traveled to Germany, where he served in the rank of a spiritual pastor and continued his theological education at Bonn universitete.V 1975 continued his education at the University of Vienna. in 1979 he returned to Echmiadzin, later he went to Zagorsk where he studied at the graduate school of the Moscow spiritual Academy of the Russian Orthodox tserkvi.V March 1980, during the patriarchate of the Catholicos of all Armenians Vazgen I, Archbishop Karekin Nersisyan was appointed vicar of the Catholicos of all Armenians, which he remained until July 4, 1999 goda.27 October 1999, after the death of Catholicos Karekin I, the National Church council (supreme governing body) of the Armenian Apostolic Church elected Archbishop Garegin Nersisyan 132nd Patriarch and Catholicos of all Arm armyan.Tv ru.Sto professions Armenians. Ctomatolog the implant. He is a member of the Supreme Spiritual Council, whose members are elected soborom.V early May 2008, during a visit to the Vatican at the invitation of the head of the Roman Catholic Church Benedict XVI, called on all countries to recognize the Armenian Genocide of 1915 in Ottoman Empire.