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Pope Francis and Catholicos Karekin II pray at the Armenian apostolic cathedral in Gyumri, June 25, 2016.

Pope and Armenian Church leader: Crisis in the family caused by secularism

Jun 26, 2016

By Ann Schneible

In a joint declaration signed Sunday, Pope Francis and Catholicos Karekin II expressed their shared belief that, when the family... Read more

Pope Francis greets Catholicos Karekin II during divine liturgy, June 26, 2016.

Pope to Catholicos Karekin II: 'We have embraced as brothers'

Jun 26, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Pope Francis reiterated his desire for full communion with the Armenian Apostolic Church during its divine liturgy on Sunday, the... Read more

Pope Francis and Catholicos Karekin II at the ecumenical meeting and prayer for peace on Saturday, June 25.

Pope to Armenian Church: 'Let us race towards full communion!'

Jun 25, 2016

Working toward full communion is a project of love, humility and peace, Pope Francis told Armenian Orthodox leaders gathered at... Read more

Pope Francis says the Mass of Palm Sunday at St. Peter's Square, April 13, 2014.

The ecumenism of martyrdom: Pope Francis' way

May 8, 2014

Martyrdom is a call to Church unity, Pope Francis observed to the head of the Armenian Apostolic Church, signalling his... Read more