05 October 2013, 11:06
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Armenian Apostolic Church featured in The New York Times

Fresh off the heels from the bishops’ conference held last week, The New York Times has published a story about the Armenian Apostolic Church in the print version of its newspaper.

The story is titled "A Faithful Survivor of the Ages in Armenia Faces Modern Hurdles."

ONLINE LINK: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/10/04/world/europe/armenian-apostolic-church-survivor-of-the-ages-faces-modern-hurdles.html?pagewanted=all&_r=0

According to the piece published by author David M. Herszenhorn, "The church has more than nine million adherents worldwide, most outside Armenia. Statistics show that more than 98 percent of Armenians consider themselves Christians, but only 8 percent said they attended services at least once a week — data that suggest the church is still struggling to overcome the legacy of forced atheism 23 years after Armenian independence."

The story includes quotes from Catholicos Aram I, Catholicos Karekin II, Archbishop Aris Shirvanian, and Hratch Tchilingirian, an expert on the church who teaches at Oxford University’s Oriental Institute.

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