The Pope of Alexandria & Patriarch of All Africa on the Holy Apostolic See of St. Mark the Evangelist of the Coptic Orthodox Church of Alexandria, Tawadros II, paid a visit to Armenia to attend the Armenian Genocide Centennial commemorations.

Speaking to Al-Watan TV of Egypt, Pope Tawadros II stated that he is impressed by the churches and monasteries he saw in Armenia.

“This was a marvelous opportunity for me to visit the Armenian monasteries, churches, and educational institutions,” Pope Tawadros II said. “Armenia is a peaceful country where people like working; there is a wonderful nature here.”

Tawadros II also stressed that he is impressed by the sacred meaning which Mount Ararat has for the Armenian nation.