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Kim Kardashian West Reveals She Was Baptized in Armenia Along with Psalm, Chicago & Saint

It’s another exciting day for the Keeping Up With The Kardashians clan! Kim Kardashian West and kids Psalm, Chicago, and Saint were all baptized in Armenia on Monday, and of course the reality star is now sharing moments from the day on her Instagram. Her fourth child with Kanye West, their eldest daughter, North, was along for the ride too, along with sister Kourtney Kardashian and her three kids. We know that Robert Kardashian, their father, is of Armenian descent, so we were curious to hear more about the significance of this location for the Kardashian family.

On October 6, Kim teased her upcoming trip by posting throwback pic of herself with Kourtney alongside the caption “We’re going to Armenia.” On the day of the baptism (October 7), Kim’s Instagram story showed a short clip of Kim walking toward the ceremony and holding 4-month-old Psalm. At that time, North had already been baptized in Jerusalem, at 22 months old.

On Friday, Kim finally posted to Instagram reflecting on the trip — and revealing that she’d been baptized alongside her three kids. “Thank you Armenia for such a memorable trip,” she wrote. “So blessed to have been baptized along with my babies at Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Armenia’s main cathedral which is sometimes referred to as the Vatican of the Armenian Apostolic Church. This church was built in 303 AD.” 

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We’re going to Armenia 🇦🇲

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In late September, Kim tweeted the following reflecting on how she could help Armenian communities: “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.” She then added this: “I will be visiting Armenia in the next 2 weeks and hope to seek ways I can help increase trade and hopefully create jobs for Armenians which includes @skims production there in the future.” It’s not a clear-cut explanation of why she wanted her children to be baptized there, but it is a clear indication that Kim feels connected to Armenia — and it seems that she’s hoping to strengthen that connection both personally and professionally.

We think it’s lovely that Kim and Kourtney’s kids are getting a chance to explore this part of their roots, and that Kim is using her trip to highlight issues she feels passionately about. Maybe North is bringing out Kim’s activist instincts?

A version of this article was originally published on October 8.

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