Armenia: Mixing Faith and Philanthropy

An Armenian soldier watches the May 2013 consecration of the new St. Hovhannes Mkrtich church built by Gagik Tsarukian in Abovian. (Photo: Anahit Hayrapetyan)

Some mega-millionaire philanthropists fund universities and hospitals, while others opt to fund immunization campaigns. But in Armenia, the super-rich seem to prefer building churches.
 

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Gayane Abrahamyan is a freelance reporter and editor in Yerevan.

Armenia: Mixing Faith and Philanthropy

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