Media of Catholic World remind of Pope Francis’s possible visit to Armenia in 2016
YEREVAN, JANUARY 8, ARMENPRESS. The media of the Catholic World remind of Pope Francis’s possible visit to Armenia in 2016. “Armenpress” reports that worldreligionnews.com introduces Pope Francis’s travel schedule in 2016.
Visiting Armenia in April 2016, the 101st anniversary of the 1915 genocide, is a possibility for the Pope, although this has not been absolutely confirmed. He hopes to visit the country, but admits, “I am old and these trips are heavy.” He may also visit three South-American nations: Peru, Colombia and Venezuela. Argentina, Chile and Uruguay are also awaiting a visit from the Pope. It is speculated that these trips could be joined with his visit to the shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida in Brazil, whose 300th anniversary he promised to celebrate in the country in 2017.
Pope Francis confirmed that he will be visiting Mexico in the first half of 2016 while celebrating Mass on the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe last December 12.
Chicago Tribune, while presenting some details from the Pope’s interview with the journalists on the plane, cited Pope Francis’s words concerning his promise to visit Catholicos of All Armenians in Armenia. However, there are no fixed terms for the visit yet.