Bilateral Relations

Holy See (Vatican City State)

General Information

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

On 9 March 2013, Mikayel Minasyan was appointed Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Armenia to the Holy See (residence in Vatican).

On 21 March 2012, Archbishop Marek Solczyński, Apostolic Nuncio of the Holy See to the Republic of Armenia (residence in Tbilisi), presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of Armenia, Serzh Sargsyan.

Visits

Vatican City

April 2015 Serzh Sargsyan, President
September 2014 Serzh Sargsyan, President
September 2013 Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairsn
March 2013 Serzh Sargsyan, President
December 2011 Serzh Sargsyan, President
November 2009 Edward Nalbandian, Minister of Foreign Affairs
January 2005 Robert Kocharyan, President
March 1999 Robert Kocharyan, President
July 1998 Vartan Oskanian, Minister of Foreign Affairs
January 1992 Levon Ter-Petrosyan, President

Armenia

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

 

Updated in June 2015.