YEREVAN. – Armenian News-NEWS.am starts live coverage of Pope's visit to Armenia. (photos)
Our reporters will provide full coverage of the papal visit with exclusive photos and videos from all destinations which the pontiff will head to.
Pope’s aircraft has departed to Armenia and is expected to land at 3p.m Yerevan time. The official motto of this visit is “The Visit to the First Christian Nation.”
On the first day of his trip Pope Francis will visit to pray at Apostolic Cathedral at Etchmiadzin. The pontiff will pay a courtesy visit to Armenia's President in the Presidential Palace. Later a meeting with civil authorities and the diplomatic corps in the presidential palace is scheduled. Pope will also hold a private meeting with Catholicos in the Apostolic Palace.
On Saturday Pope will also visit Memorial to the Armenian Genocide victims, wil visit Armenia's second largest city of Gyumri and will hold pray for peace in Yerevan’s Republic Square. On the final day of his trip, The Bishop of Rome will head to the Khor Virap monastery near the Turkish border where he will release doves in the direction of Mount Ararat.