Karekin II

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Birthday
21, 1951
Birthplace
Armenia
Birth Sign
Leo
Birthday
21, 1951 (age 68)
Birthplace
Armenia

About

Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, who is the foremost religious figure in the Armenian Orthodox Church.

Before Fame

He entered the Gevorkian Theological Seminary in his young teens.

Trivia

He has visited the U.S. several times, and in 2007 led the opening prayer for a session of the House of Representatives.

Family Life

He was born was born Ktrich Nersessian in a small village near Echmiadzin, the traditional seat of Armenian Catholicos.

Associated With

He maintained friendly relations with Pope John Paul II.