Pope Francis and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II will release doves in the direction of Mount Ararat and the closed Armenian-Turkish border as a sign of their message on peace, Vahram Melikyan, Head of the Information Service Department of the Mother See of Etchmiadzin, said at a briefing Sunday.

In his words, the leaders of the Armenian Apostolic and Catholic churches will have an opportunity to stand on the observation deck, from where the view to the Biblical Mount Ararat opens.  “They will release doves in the direction of the mountain and the closed border. During these three days and on different occasions, they urged the entire humanity to live in peace, love and cooperation,” Melikyan added.

On the final day of his trip to Armenia, Pope Francis will visit Khor Virap Monastery on the border of Armenia and Turkey, near Mount Ararat.