Kim Kardashian, Kanye West have daughter North baptized in Jerusalem

North West was baptized Monday in a 12th century Armenian church in Jerusalem

North West, daughter of Kim Kardashian and Kanye West, was baptized Monday afternoon at a 12th century Armenian church in Jerusalem.

The 30-minute ceremony welcoming the 22-month-old into the Armenian Apostolic Church took place at the Cathedral of St. James in the city's Armenian quarter, the Jerusalem Post reported.

Khloe Kardashian did her duties as North's godmother, according to E! News, with the priest acting as godfather, 'cause that job is still open.

"It was epic. So beautiful," a source close to the family told People.

After the ceremony, Kim, Kanye, Khloe and the kid went to dinner with Jerusalem's mayor, Nir Barkat, E! said. They planned to spend only one night in Israel before moving on to Jordan, the Post said.

The two Kardashian sisters had previously been in Armenia to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Empire.



April 14, 8:35 a.m.: A previous version of this story said Kourtney Kardashian was with her sisters on the visit to Armenia. She was not.


They met with the country's prime minister, and their visit was hailed on the government's website.

"Welcoming the guests, the Premier hailed [the] Kardashian family's contribution to the cause of international recognition and condemnation of the Armenian Genocide, highlighting their visit's importance in the run-up to the Genocide Centennial," the website said.

Kim posted pics of the sit-down on Instagram, saying: "It was an honor to meet the Prime Minister of Armenia, Hovik Abrahamyan who expressed how proud they are that we are proud Armenians and we have not forgotten our roots."

The Kardashians are Armenian on their father's side. Attorney Robert Kardashian died in 2003.

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