Many in the West today may find it shocking, but millionaires in Armenia give their wealth to fund the construction of churches: giving that has eternal significance for their countrymen.
"Some multi-millionaire philanthropists fund universities and hospitals, while others opt to fund charities. But in Armenia, the super-rich seem to prefer building churches.
"So far, in 2015 alone, some of the country’s most powerful and wealthy public figures have provided significant funds for work on five construction projects across the country."--Gayane Abrahamyan, The Guardian