OTTAWA (Combined Sources)–The Armenian monastery of St. Thaddeus located in Tabriz, Iran is shorlisted by UNESCO for consideration of its coveted World Heritage list.
The body began the selection process Wednesday and will continue deliberations until July 10.
A favorite pilgrimage destination for Armenia’s, the St. Thaddeus monastery was built in 66 AD by St. Thaddeus, who was the first apostle to preach Christianity in Armenia. He is believed to be buried at the site.
The Monastery was damaged in the 14th century but was rebuild thereafter.