Pope Francis has confirmed the election of Rev. Sarkis Davidian as Armenian bishop of Ispahan, Iran.
Sarkis Davidian was born in 1943 in Aleppo, Syria, and was ordained a priest in 1970. He has served as parish priest in France and Lebanon, and currently exercises his ministry as pastor in Armenia.
According to Vatican statistics, the diocese has 2,000 Catholics with one priest and a dozen religious.