Is the Armenian Apostolic Church in communion with Rome?

Is the Armenian Church part of the Roman Catholic Church?

Armenian Catholic Church, an Eastern-rite member of the Roman Catholic church. The Armenians embraced Christianity about ad 300 and were the first people to do so as a nation.

Is the Armenian Church Catholic or Orthodox?

Religious demography

About 97% of citizens belong to the Armenian Apostolic Church, an Eastern Christian denomination in communion with the other Oriental Orthodox churches. The Armenian Apostolic Church has its spiritual center at the Etchmiadzin Cathedral. The head of the church is Catholicos Karekin II.

How many churches are in communion with Rome?

The Eastern Catholic Churches or Oriental Catholic Churches, also called the Eastern-rite Catholic Churches, Eastern Rite Catholicism, or simply the Eastern Churches and in some historical cases referred to as Uniates, are twenty-three Eastern Christian sui iuris (autonomous) particular churches of the Catholic Church, …

What religion were the Armenians and the Ottomans?

They are mostly Christian. They were the first people to formally adopt Christianity as their national religion, even before Rome. They have their own language and culture. Beginning in the 15th century, the Armenians were ruled by the Ottoman Empire.

Why did the Armenian Church split?

The church became divided administratively more than 50 years ago as the former Soviet Union, of which Armenia was part, curbed religious freedom. Soviet officials were accused of controlling internal church affairs in Armenia. … With the breakup of the Soviet Union, Armenia once again became an independent nation.

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