YEREVAN. – The Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute presented a gold commemorative medal, which depicts the Armenian Genocide Memorial, to Pope Francis, who is in Armenia on a three-day visit.
“[We also] presented one of the engraved series, [that were prepared] on a special paper several years ago, devoted to the [Armenian church on] Akhtamar [Island on Turkey’s Lake Van],” Museum-Institute Director Hayk Demoyan told reporters. “Why Akhtamar? Because it is one of the most important monuments in our historic homeland, where we regularly organize mass.”