Religion: The Quiet Armenian


One of the youngest, most brilliant and most cosmopolitan cardinals moved into a strategic Vatican post last week. The post: proprefect of the Sacred Congregation for the Propagation of the Faith, the job in which Chicago's late Cardinal Stritch never had a chance to serve (TIME, June 9). The cardinal: Russian-born Gregory Peter XV Agagianian, patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenians, the church's top expert on Russian affairs, and often mentioned as a future Pope.

"This Small Boy." Lazarus Agagianian (pronounced ah-gah-jahn-yan) was born 62 years ago in what is now Soviet Georgia, is a member of the Uniate group of Armenian...

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