Pompeo Visits Armenian Chapel at Jerusalem’s Holy Sepulcher Church

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) speaks with Rev. Samvel Aghoyan, of the Armenian chapel of the Holy Sepulcher Church in Jerusalem
Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) speaks with Rev. Samvel Aghoyan, of the Armenian chapel of the Holy Sepulcher Church in Jerusalem

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo (left) speaks with Rev. Samvel Aghoyan, of the Armenian chapel of the Holy Sepulcher Church in Jerusalem

Secretary of the State Mike Pompeo visited the Church of the Holy Sepulcher and the Armenian chapel inside the Church.

In the Armenian Chapel Pompeo lit a candle after which the Armenian Superior of the Holy Sepulcher Church Reverend Samvel Aghoyan welcomed him on behalf of Jerusalem Patriarch Archbishop Nourhan Manougian and the St. James Brotherhood, according to a Facebook post by the Patriarchate’s Archimandrite Koryun Baghdasarian.

“We wish success in all your efforts to establish peace in the region, so that all the nations and followers of different religions can live in a peaceful and prosperous region,” Rev. Aghoyan told Pompeo.

In 2017, President Donald Trump also visited the Armenian chapel at the Holy Sepulcher Church where he and the First Lady, Melania Trump, were treated to a musical interlude by the choir of the Armenian Seminary of Jerusalem and a report on the Armenian Church and Armenia from Archbishop Sevan Gharibian, the Vicar General of the Jerusalem Patriarchate.

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5 Comments

  1. State of Emergency said:

    He’s not visiting because it’s Armenian, he’s visiting because it happens to be Armenian.

  2. Bob said:

    It can’t do any harm (for the Secretary of State) Pompeo to come. Dare we hope that it has the potential to lead to a shift in US foreign policy as profound as has happened with that with Israel?

  3. Vahan Kurkjian said:

    We are glad the our Secretary Pompeo visited the Armenian Church and Chapel. Now if he and the current administration had the testicular fortitude to recognize the Armenian Genocide it would be real NEWS.

  4. ronnie said:

    It reminds me of an earlier article I read about Turkish proverbs : “the devil never comes in person , he sends his henchmen”.(or some thing like that)
    I am surprised he did not burst into flames… sure hope they throw extra holy water on him. if it does any good.

    He probably got some favor for Kuchner to enforce in the area… the rest is just appearance.Most probably the local synagogue needs extra parking spot. so the church needs to go.
    or something along those lines…

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