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YEREVAN. – Pope Francis visited Memorial to the Armenian Genocide victims  (Tsitsernakaberd) early on Saturday morning in Yerevan. (photos)

Pope was accompanied by Catholicos of All Aremenians Karekin II.

The motorcade of the pontiff was welcomed by President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan and the First Lady.

Children carrying icons were standing on the way to the memorial.

The pontiff, Catholicos, the President and the First Lady approached the eternal flame.

Pope prayed near the Memorial and laid white roses.

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