Pope Francis said he desires to be buried under monument dedicated to Armenian Genocide victims
YEREVAN, APRIL 3, ARMENPRESS. Newly elected Pope Francis stated that he desires to be buried under the monument dedicated to the memory of the Armenian Genocide victims. The Pope of Rome stated this during the erection of the cross-stone (khachkar) in Buenos Aires in 2005, during the commemoration of the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. As reports "Armenpress" the Prelate of the Argentina and Chile Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Gissak Mouradian stated this in an article entitled "Our Friend Pope", where His Grace discovers the details of the speech delivered by Argentine Jorge Mario Bergoglio. The Prelate of the Argentina and Chile Diocese of the Armenian Apostolic Church Archbishop Gissak Mouradian stated: "The newly elected holy Pope of the Roman Catholic Church is our friend. He is a friend of mine personally, friend of the Armenian community of Buenos Aires, and Armenian people in general. I got acquainted with the newly elected Pope in 2005, when we marked the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and on this occasion a cross-stone dedicated to the memory of the martyrs was placed in the Mother See of Buenos Aires. His Grace Jorge Mario Bergoglio, who was the Archbishop of Argentina and Cardinal of Buenos Aires at that time, participated in the opening ceremony of the cross-stone. Among other things he noted that he desires to be buried beneath that cross-stone one day. Besides talking about the Armenian Apostolic Church and Martyrdom of the Armenian people, he urged Turkey to recognize the Genocide and find a peaceful solution for the Armenian question. We wish success and long life to our friend Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio and particularly present Pope of Rome Francis."