The Rev. George Berberian has been serving the Armenian Catholic community in Melbourne since January 2000. He was born in Aleppo, Syria and was educated at St Gregory's Armenian Catholic School in Aleppo. From 1990-1996 he studied Philosophy and Theology at Universita Gregoriana in Rome. He was the first Armenian Catholic priest to be ordained in Australia in 1998. The ordaining Prelate was His Beatitude Jean Pierre XVIII Kasparian.