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Pope meets with Armenian Catholic Patriarch

June 04, 2013

Pope Francis met on Monday afternoon, June 3, with Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni of Cilicia, the leader of the Armenian Catholic Church.

The Armenian Patriarch, who was selected by the Armenian Synod in 1999, leads about 350,000 Armenian Catholics worldwide, primarily in Syria and Lebanon. The Armenian Patriarch has his headquarters in Beirut.


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