JERUSALEM — In a quick visit to Jerusalem, American reality TV star Kim Kardashian and rapper Kanye West had their toddler daughter, North West, baptized on Monday at the 12th century St James Armenian Cathedral in the old walled city. The celebrities flew to Israel after a five-day visit to Armenia.
As the convoy pulled up to St James Cathedral in a narrow street of the Armenian Quarter, hoards of fans thronged the car, screaming and wolf-whistling as Kardashian climbed out of the car holding her 21-month-old daughter, North.
Kardashian was modestly attired in a floor-length gold pleated dress, with long sleeves and plunging cross-over neckline, while her daughter wore a long white dress, her feet bare despite unseasonably chilly weather. West was dressed all in white.
“It’s a baptism that will take place,” Archbishop Aris Shirvanian told reporters gathered at the entrance to the church.
“Kim Kardashian’s daughter will be baptised and she will become a Christian officially and a member of the Armenian church.”
The couple entered into the church for the ceremony, after which they were expected to visit the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in the Old City’s Christian Quarter. The sprawling church is built on the site where Christians believe Jesus was crucified and rose again.
Media reports said they were expected to head on to Jordan after the baptism.