Karekin II Begins Pontifical Visit to Karabakh

ETCHMIADZIN (Armenpress)–His Holiness Karekin II–Catholicos of All Armenia’s left for Stepanakert Monday to begin a pontifical visit to Karabakh on September 26.

The first pontifical visit the Catholicos was made last July to the Armenian province of Shirak.

Catholicos Karekin II is scheduled to have meetings with Karabakh President Arkady Ghoukassian and other key officials. The Catholicos will also visit historical churches and monasteries located in Karabakh–meet with his flock–and relatives of killed soldiers.

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