Keghart.org, 11 May 2023
As predicted in recent articles (“The Two-faced Patriarch” and “The Convenient Scapegoat Called Baret“), Hagop Hagopian’s belief that Patriarch Nourhan would punish Vartabed Baret Yeretsian so as to discourage the Jordanian government and the Palestinian Authority from withdrawing their recognition of the scandalous Patriarch has become reality. The defrocking of Baret has not impressed the two Arab governments. As the below announcement makes it clear, Nourhan’s ploy has fallen flat on its face. Rejected by everyone, he has nowhere to turn to. He has to resign. He has lost all dignity and authority.