By the presidency of His Beatitude Nerses Bedros XIX Catholicos Patriarch of Cilicia for the Armenian Catholics, On Saturday the 4th of March 2007 and in the convent of Bzommar, Rev. Father Emmanuel Dabbaghian was ordained Bishop of Baghdad.
During the ceremony, His Excellency Msgr. Honhannes Teyrouzian read the Patriarchal Decree in which His Beatitude emphasizes Dabbaghian’s essential role in the lives of Armenians living in Baghdad and that the Bishop Synod held in September 2006 chose him as Prelate of Baghdad considering his pastoral experience and devotion towards his missions.
In his message, the newly ordained bishop raised words of gratitude and acknowledgment to the Holy Trinity that saw him as worthy in his mission to Baghdad.