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Pope Francis meets with Catholicos Karekin II, the leader of the Armenian Apostolic Church, on Oct. 16, 2021.

The Vatican strengthens ties with the world’s oldest Christian nation

Oct 20, 2021

By Andrea Gagliarducci

A week of high-level meetings has brought the Holy See and Armenia ever closer. 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

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