Armenian Church loses all followers, Hindu caretaker preserves relic in Bangladesh

    27-Jun-2021   
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As all Christian priests and believers of the Armenian Church have left Bangladesh, a Hindu caretaker is preserving a Church relic built 240 years ago in the capital Dhaka. The last known descendant of the Armenian community left Bangladesh some years ago.
 
Armenian Church loses all 
 
(Photo Credit: Matters India)
 
Church custodian Michael Joseph Martin invited Shankar Ghosh to be his assistant in 1985. When Martin moved to Canada in 2014, he handed over the keys. Ghosh became full-time custodian after Martin died last year at the age of 89. The church is now supported by overseas Armenians, led by Los Angeles-based businessman Armen Arslanian, who keep the church running, Matters India reported.
 
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