Kim Kardashian and husband, Kanye West flew into Tel Aviv, Israel on Monday and headed straight to Jerusalem for the baptism of their daughter at the Armenian Cathedral.
The baptism took place at St James Cathedral in a narrow street of the Armenian Quarter.
According to Archbishop Aris Shirvanian, “Kim Kardashian’s daughter will be baptised and she will become a Christian officially and a member of the Armenian church.”
The sprawling church is built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified and rose again.
Kim has Armenian roots which stems from her father’s side. The family emigrated to the US from an area that now lies inside Turkey.
She had embarked on an eight-day trip to Armenia from where she flew into Jerusalem for today’s ceremony. Her trip to Armenia coincided with memorial ceremonies to mark the centenary of the massacres of as many as 1.5 million Armenians in the last days of the Ottoman Empire.
Many historians describe the World War I slaughter as the 20th century’s first genocide, but Turkey strongly denies the accusations.
Pope Francis used the word “genocide” at a special mass at the Vatican on Sunday to mark the centenary, sparking fury from Turkey.