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Children warming their hands over a wood-fired oven in Nagorno-Karabakh

Warning of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in Nagorno-Karabakh

Dec 30, 2022

By Madeleine Teahan

A leading politician serving the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) has strongly echoed Pope Francis’ concerns about the humanitarian situation in... Read more

Archbishop José Bettencourt, papal nuncio to Georgia and Armenia.

Papal envoy travels to Armenia in aftermath of 44-day war

Dec 14, 2020

By Courtney Mares

A papal envoy traveled to Armenia last week to speak with civil and Christian leaders in the aftermath of the... Read more

A billboard in Yerevan featuring the flags of Armenia and the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh Republic on Oct. 7, 2020.

Armenia’s ambassador to Vatican stresses threat of Syrian fighters in Nagorno-Karabakh

Nov 12, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The Armenian ambassador to the Holy See said Wednesday that the recruitment and deployment of Syrian Islamist extremists to the... Read more

Flag of Azerbaijan on military uniform.

Christian advocates call for U.S. to condemn aggression against Armenians

Nov 11, 2020

An ecumenical group of advocates for persecuted Christians is calling on the U.S. to condemn Turkey and Azerbaijan, amid a... Read more

Christian aid groups call for response after Armenian Orthodox cathedral shelled

Oct 9, 2020

A historical cathedral in Nagorno-Karabakh was attacked this week, and Armenia is accusing Azerbaijan of carrying out the attack.  Read more

Pope Francis gives the Angelus address June 21, 2020.

Pope Francis calls for peaceful resolution to clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan

Jul 19, 2020

By Hannah Brockhaus

Pope Francis Sunday said he is praying for the families of victims of clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and hopes... Read more

Pope Francis waves to pilgrims during his June 15, 2016 general audience in St. Peter's Square.

The Church must be close to Caucasus nations, Pope Francis says

Oct 5, 2016

By Hannah Brockhaus

On Wednesday Pope Francis gave a recap of his recent trip to Georgia and Azerbaijan, noting how this year both... Read more

Pope Francis arrives to the airport of Baku in Azerbaijan Oct. 2, 2016.

In Azerbaijan, Pope says faith, service weave Christian life together

Oct 2, 2016

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis celebrated Mass immediately after landing in Azerbaijan Sunday, telling faithful gathered in the small church that faith and... Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St Peters Square on June 17, 2015.

Pope to visit Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan

Apr 9, 2016

Pope Francis will journey this summer to Armenia, and will visit Georgia and Azerbaijan later in the year, the Vatican... Read more