Kim and Kanye Planning Baptism for Son, Saint West, in Jerusalem

Kim Kardashian carries daughter North West who was baptized in Jerusalem on April 13, 2015.
Kim Kardashian carries daughter North West who was baptized in Jerusalem on April 13, 2015. | (Photo: Reuters/AMMAR AWAD)

Kim Kardashian West and her husband, Kanye, might just be planning to baptize their son in Israel.

The Wests, consisting of Kim, the 35-year-old "Keeping Up With the Kardashians" star, and 38-year-old rap mogul Kanye, welcomed their second child and first son, Saint, into the world on Dec. 5. Now, reports are stating that the pair are gearing up to baptize the baby at the same Armenian Church as their 2-year-old daughter, North.

"She wants to take Saint to Jerusalem to get baptized like they did with Nori," a source reportedly told Us Weekly, according to In Touch Weekly. "The family of four will perform the ceremony at the Armenian St. James Cathedral, where they held North's baptism in April."

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Kim and Kanye were reportedly asked to be ambassadors of Jerusalem while visiting the city to have their daughter baptized last April. The toddler traveled to Armenia with her parents for five days before reaching Jerusalem, where she was baptized in the Cathedral of Saint James in the Armenian Quarter of the Old City of Jerusalem, according to The Jerusalem Post.

The celebrity couple also reportedly met with the Mayor of Jerusalem, Nir Barkat. Aside from toasting to Jerusalem, Barkat spoke to the Post about asking the Wests "to be ambassadors of Jerusalem and to spread the message around the world that Jerusalem is open and everyone is wanted here."

The church where North was baptized is the principal church of the Armenian Patriarchate of Jerusalem, according to the Post reported. While in attendance, the publication described the famous parents' attire, which included Kanye wearing white and Kim dressed in a long peach and beige frock and North a beige outfit.

Khloé Kardashian, the youngest Kardashian sister, was on hand as North's godmother and dressed in black.

Sources close to the family told PEOPLE: "They flew [into Jerusalem] especially for [the baptism]. They knew it was close to Armenia and it was always a dream to come to Jerusalem. There's an Armenian quarter, and they did it at this old beautiful church. It was epic. So beautiful."

Archbishop Aris Shirvanian, an Armenian church official, spoke about the family's celebrity status, which resulted in numerous cameras following them as they prepared for North's baptismal ceremony.

"Kardashian's daughter will be baptized and become a Christian officially and a member of the Armenian Church," Shirvanian told The Associated Press  before the baptism took place. "All I know is that she's a famous personality. I don't know her in person. In any case she is welcome with her family."

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