Poverty seen as greatest challenge facing Armenia’s Catholics
January 28, 2022
CWN Editor's Note: 94% of the Caucasus nation’s 3 million people (map) are Christian, and 82% are members of the Armenian Apostolic Church, an
Oriental Orthodox church that ceased to be in full communion with the Holy See following the Ecumenical Council of Chalcedon (451).
Marco Mencaglia of Aid to the Church in Need said in an interview that “in Armenia, the Catholic Church can be found almost exclusively” in “poor and inhospitable regions ... In this kind of situation, it is understandable that the Church has committed itself to providing extensive social services to the weakest in society in order to give them hope and an alternative to leaving their homelands.”
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