Media Mistake Says Echmiadzin: Karekin II did not visit memorial to Azeris

Media Mistake Says Echmiadzin: Karekin II did not visit memorial to Azeris

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According to a statement from the Armenian Apostolic Church Holy See in Echmiadzin, Azeri media erred in reporting that His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, visited a Muslim cemetery last week on an official visit to Baku for the Second World Summit of Spiritual Leaders.


Baku media reported that His Holiness joined Patriarch Kiril of Moscow and all Russia and the Spiritual Leader of Muslims in the Caucasus, Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pasha-Zade, on a visit to the Park of Shahids (or Martyrs’ Lane) in Baku, built in memory of the Azerbaijani soldiers and civilians killed in the fight for Azerbaijan’s independence and for Karabakh in 1918 and the 1990s.

The Church press service refutes the report.