Armenian Catholic Religion

The Armenian Catholic Religion differs from the Apostolic Church in that it is a part of the Roman Catholic Church which recognizes the authority of the Pope.

When the Apostolic and other Oriental Orthodox Churches broke off from the Catholic Chalcedonian churches many bishops made efforts to reconcile with the Roman Catholic Church.

The Armenian Catholic Patriarchate of the See of Cilicia is the main authority of the Armenian Catholic Church and is headed by a Catholicos Patriarch and the present head is Nerses Bedros XIX Tarmouni.

The church is one of the Eastern Rite Catholic churches and uses the Armenian Rite and Armenian language in it's services.

There exist sizeable Armenian Catholic communities in Argentina, Armenia, Australia, Canada, France, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey, Romania and the United States.

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