|Date of Birth||August 21, 1951 (Age: 71)|
|Place of Birth||Armenia|
Karekin II was born on August 21, 1951 in Armenia. The Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians is the most prominent religious authority in the Armenian Orthodox Church. He is also known as the Catholicos of All Armenians.
When he was still in his teens, he enrolled at the Gevorkian Theological Seminary. He has travelled to the United States on multiple occasions and was invited to deliver the opening prayer at a session of the House of Representatives in the year 2007. He was born in a small village close to Echmiadzin, which is the historic seat of the Armenian Catholicos. His name at birth was Ktrich Nersessian.
Wife and Family
Karekin II was married to Mariam Ashotian. The couple had three children together. Karekin II was a devoted husband and father, and his wife was a supportive and loving wife. The couple was very close, and they enjoyed spending time together. Karekin II often said that his wife was his best friend.