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Pope Francis meets at the Vatican with bishops from the Armenian Catholic Church o Feb. 28, 2024.

Pope Francis urges Armenian Catholic bishops to ‘take up the cry for peace’

Feb 28, 2024

By Daniel Payne

Armenia and Azerbaijan are engaged in peace talks following Azerbaijan's violent takeover of the Nagorno-Karabakh region late last year. Read more

Patriarch Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian.

Armenian patriarch to represent Catholics at Middle East Council of Churches

May 27, 2022

By CNA Staff

Patriarch Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian has led the Armenian Catholic Church since September 2021. Read more

Patriarch Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian.

Pope Francis meets with newly elected Armenian Catholic patriarch

Sep 24, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Patriarch Raphaël Bedros XXI Minassian was elected in Rome. Read more

The Cathedral of St. Elias and St. Gregory the Illuminator in Beirut, Lebanon, the cathedra of the Armenian Catholic Patriarchate of Cilicia.

Leader of Armenian Catholic Church dies at age 86

May 26, 2021

By CNA Staff

Catholicos-Patriarch Gregory Peter XX Gabroyan died on May 25. Read more

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri delivers a homily during Divine Liturgy at the Pontifical Armenian College in Rome on April 24, 2021.

Vatican cardinal: The Armenian genocide is a ‘stain’ of evil on all humanity

Apr 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Sandri said the Armenian genocide forces us to confront the great evils committed in human history and the small... Read more

Gia Chacón, organizer of Operation Christmas for Armenia, distributes presents. Photo courtesy of For the Martyrs.

How this Catholic group brought Christmas presents to Armenia

Jan 7, 2021

By Perry West

A Catholic non-profit has surprised hundreds of suffering Armenian families with Christmas presents following the problems of the coronavirus pandemic... Read more

Archbishop Raphael Minassian with Gia Chacón, organizer of Operation Christmas for Armenia. Photos courtesy of For the Martyrs.

‘This is our mission’: Catholic archbishop brings aid to suffering Armenians

Jan 7, 2021

By Luke Coppen

Archbishop Raphael Minassian is a man of action who has little time for the formalities of ecclesiastical life.  Read more

Catholicoi Aram I and Karekin II of the Armenian Apostolic Church attend a Mass for the faithful of the Armenian rite at St. Peter's Basilica, April 12, 2015.

Armenia's fidelity to Christ is at the heart of Pope Francis' upcoming visit

Jun 8, 2016

By Ann Schneible

Coming on the heels of the centenary of the Armenian genocide, Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the Caucasus nation is... Read more