Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin – 24/6/16
Yerevan: His Holiness Pope Francis (The Old Orthodox Bishop of Rome) arrived in Armenia on 24/6/16. Pope Francis was received by His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Catholicos-Patriarch of All Armenia, President Serzh Sargsyan and other dignitaries.
The Roman Catholic Church was in communion with the Orthodox Church until the great schism. It is one of the five ancient Orthodox Patriarchates of the Christian world but sadly went out of communion from rest of the sister Orthodox Patriarchates over a number of key theological and historical reasons. Orthodox Churches consider Pope as the Bishop of Rome and respect him with Primacy of honor (this can be only canonically valid once the Roman Catholic Church return back to the original Orthodox communion) but completely reject all additional teaching of Roman Church including Papal infallibility.