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Pope Visits Jerusalem Patriarchate, Hails Ties with Armenian Church

As part of his visit to Israel, Pope Benedict XVI Friday visited the Armenian Patriarchate and was greeted by Patriarch Archbishop Torkom Manougian, Deputy Patriarch Archbishop Nourhan Manougian, parishioners and members of the Jerusalem Armenian community.

Vatican Reaffirms Position on Armenian Genocide

VATICAN CITY–A high-ranking Vatican official has emphasized that the Holy See regards the Armenian genocide as "a fact," reaffirming the Vatican’s earlier position of recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Last May, Pope John paul II recalled the "martyrdom" of the Armenian Apostolic Church during a visit by His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenia’s,

Karekin II Invited to Ecumenical Conference in Baku

BAKU (Trend)–His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenia’s was invited to a conference on inter-religious dialogue scheduled to tale place next fall in the Azeri capital. “I and Alexi II, Patriarch of All Moscow and Russia are co-chairmen of Inter-Religious Advisory Council. All representatives across the world as well as Armenia’s are also members

Karekin II Presides Over Blessing of Holy Chrism

ETCHMIADZIN (Combined Sources)–Thousands flocked to the Etchmiadzin Mother See for the ceremonious blessing of the Holy Chrism presided over by His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenia’s and delegations from Dioceses worldwide. Catholicos Karekin II led the procession out to the St. Drtad open air altar, and joined by 12 Primates from the various