Bilateral Relations

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General Information

Diplomatic relations between the Republic of Armenia and the Holy See were established on 23 May 1992.

On 28 December 2018, Garen Nazarian was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Holy See.

On 11 July 2018 Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Jose Avelino Bettencourt presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Armenia Armen Sarkissian (with residence in Tbilisi).

Visits

Vatican City

April 2018

Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic

April 2015

Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic

September 2014

Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic

September 2013

Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs

March 2013

Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic

December 2011

Serzh Sargsyan, President of the Republic

November 2009

Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs

January 2005

Robert Kocharyan, President of the Republic

March 1999

Robert Kocharyan, President of the Republic

July 1998

Vartan Oskanian, Minister of Foreign Affairs

January 1992

Levon Ter-Petrosyan, President of the Republic

Armenia

November 2019

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States of the Holy See

June 2016

Pope Francis

September 2015

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the

Oriental Churches and Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical Oriental Institute of the Holy See

April 2015

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

October 2014

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture of the Holy See

September 2012

Cardinal Kurt Koch, president of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity

July 2012

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, Prefect of the Congregation for the

Oriental Churches and Grand Chancellor of the Pontifical Oriental Institute of the Holy See

June 2011

Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi, President of the Pontifical Council for Culture of the Holy See

March 2008

Cardinal Tarcisio Bertone, Secretary of State

September 2003

Archbishop Jean-Louis Tauran, Secretary of Department of Relations with States

September 2001

Pope Jean-Paul II

Legal framework

  • Joint declaration between the Republic of Armenia and the Holy See on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations
  • Memorandum of Understanding between the Financial Monitoring Center of the Central Bank of the Republic of Armenia and the Financial Information Authority of the Holy See  and Vatican City-State

 

Updated on 27.08.2020

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