During the Holy Mass which Pope Francis celebrated in Armenia’s Gyumri, he was wearing an attire with Armenian miniatures, which were made in Armenia by Teryan Cultural Center.

“There were the Armenian flowered cross and ornaments on the mantle, taken from miniature painting,” Center Executive Director Lilit Melikyan told Armenian News-NEWS.am. “[And] there were his initials, ‘F’ and ‘B,’ in the clothing.”

Melikyan added that there was also Armenian embroidery on the mitre which the Pontiff was wearing.

“They were Armenian ornaments with small-glitter and gold-thread embroidery,” she noted.

The main objective of the work was to demonstrate the Armenian letters and flowered cross on the clothing.