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Pope Francis visited the Seven Wounds of the Holy Mother of God Cathedral   and the Armenian Catholic Cathedral in the city of Gyumri during the second day of his stay in Armenia.

In the Armenian Apostolic Cathedral, Pope Francis and Catholicos Karekin II were greeted by Armenian Apostolic Bishops and by a small group of disabled people and Syrian refugees, Vatican Radio reported. 

After praying in silence before the Marian Icon of the Seven Wounds and venerating the Crucifix together with the Catholicos, the Pope was to impart his Apostolic Blessing.

In the Armenian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Martyrs, the spiritual leaders were greeted by Archbishop Raphael Francois Minassian, the Ordinary of Eastern Europe for Armenian Catholics and by the Parish Priest .

Awaiting them inside the small cathedral, a group of benefactors of the Armenian Catholic Church.

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