In March of this year (2015), Gegory of Narek was announced by Francis to be a new Doctor of the Church. Usually, Doctors of Church are saints that are well known.
Other Doctors of the Church include St Gregory the Great, St Jerome, St Augustine – all well known because of their writings on doctrine. Others include St. Basil, St. Gregory Nazianzen, and St Therese of Lisieux.
Who is this guy? You might be surprised to learn that he is not a saint, and does not have any special skill regarding Doctrine. He is a member of the Armenian Catholic Church (Oriental Orthodox) – this church is not in communion with Rome. They are schismatic. They are “Non-Chalcedonian”. This means that they reject the Council of Chalcedon held in 451.
This Council’s principal purpose was to assert the orthodox Catholic doctrine against the heresy of the time. The Armenian church rejected the teaching of the two-fold nature of Christ.
They reject the teaching as stated in the document of this Council “We teach . . . one and the same Christ, Son, Lord, Only-begotten, known in two natures, without confusion, without change, without division, without separation”.
(Reply by Fr Joseph Chaffee-Greek Orthodox priest 16 Sep 2015 )
“They believe that Jesus Christ had only one active free will, the Divine, while His human free will was basically “shut off” at conception. By denying (him) an active human will,(…) they deny Him the capacity of being able to be tempted in every way we are, as the Scriptures declare He was. This dehumanizes Christ and denies His full incarnation. It also takes away all the constant praise in the Scripture for His “obedience”, even unto death, for obedience implies the subjugation of one will (His human will) to another (His divine will–which is one and the same with the Fathers).”
A person who rejects an infallible dogma cannot be considered Catholic!
He is, in fact, a heretic – now formally enshrined as a Doctor of the Catholic Church.