Kim Kardashian's children Psalm, Chicago, and Saint baptized in Armenia, father Kanye West skips ceremony

The 38-year-old reality TV star said she wants to increase trade and create jobs for people in Armenia—her family's country of origin


                            Kim Kardashian's children Psalm, Chicago, and Saint baptized in Armenia, father Kanye West skips ceremony

Reality TV star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West's three youngest children were baptized on Monday, October 7, at the Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Vagharshapat, Armenia.

Four-month-old Psalm, 20-month-old Chicago, and three-year-old Saint were also joined by their eldest sibling six-year-old North. Their aunt, Kourtney Kardashian, and her three children, Reign Aston, 4, Penelope Scotland, 7, and Mason Dash, 9, also took part in the ceremony.

Kanye West, 42, did not join his wife and children for the trip, reported People.

Kim Kardashian West was seen taking her three youngest children to be baptized (Instagram)

38-year-old Kim Kardashian was seen walking to the ceremony along with her three youngest children. Kim could be seen holding on to baby Psalm as she made her way towards the cathedral, according to a video on Instagram

Both Kim and Kourtney were staying close by in the city of Yerevan, a source told People. "The Etchmiadzin Cathedral is the mother church of the Armenian Apostolic Church," the source also shared.

Over the weekend, Kim had shared a throwback picture of herself and her sister with the caption, "We’re going to Armenia 🇦🇲."

She had also spoken about other reasons for traveling to her family's country of origin. "I hope to seek ways I can help increase trade and hopefully create jobs for Armenians which includes @skims production there in the future." 

In a different tweet, she also shared, "As a brand, we believe in embracing all people and, as an individual, I have been working towards broader goals in hopes of bringing forward the recognition of the Armenian genocide which I remain very passionate about". 

The Kardashians' trip comes around four years after Kim and Kanye had their eldest child, North, baptized in Jerusalem when she was 22 months old. The ceremony took place at Cathedral of St. James in the historic Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, which goes back to the 4th century A.D.

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