Pope Francis to visit Armenian Genocide Memorial Complex in Armenia
YEREVAN, MAY 13, ARMENPRESS. Pope Francis will visit Armenia on June 24. The official welcoming ceremony will be held at Zvartnots International Airport after which Pope Francis will visit the Mother See of Holy Etchmiadzin, Press Service of the Armenian Presidential Administration informed “Armenpress”.
On June 24 Pope Francis will meet the President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, then the Armenian leadership and the representatives of public and diplomatic sectors. At the end of the day Pope Francis will meet Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II.
On June 25 Pope Francis will visit Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex and the –Museum-Institute of the Armenian Genocide. After that he will visit Gyumri together with Catholicos of All Armenians where a liturgy will be delivered in Vardanants Square. The same day ecumenical ceremony and Pray for Peace will be held in the Republican Square, Yerevan.
On June 26, Pope Francis will met the Armenian Catholic Bishops, will participate in liturgy and ecumenical dinner. After that he will meet the delegates and philanthropists of the Armenian Church.
Pope Francis and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II will sign a Joint statement. They will deliver a prayer in Khor Virap monastery.
On June 26 Pope Francis will depart for Rome from Yerevan.