A visit to Armenia is planned by Pope Francis
Pope Francis will probably visit Armenia in April 2016 for the 101st anniversary of the Armenian genocide, World Religion News reports.
His 2016 travel schedule was publicized last week and contains confirmed plans to visit Mexico for the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe and Poland for World Youth day in 2016.
However, the trip to Armenia isn’t confirmed yet.
The Armenian Agenda was the first to report about Pope Francis ‘s determination to visit Armenia which was announced during an hour-long news conference.
The Vatican has good relations with Armenia. At the beginning of last week His Holiness Aram 1, the Catholicos of the great House of Cilicia, received a letter from Pope Francis on the occasion of Armenian Christmas.
His Holiness Aram 1 expressed gratitude to the Vatican and Pope Francis for the letter and for the support on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
Pope Francis held a mass on April 12, 2015 in honor of the victims of the Armenian Genocide in 1915.
During the mass he identified the Armenian killings as “ the first genocide of the 20th century” .
.He said, “Concealing or denying evil is like allowing a wound to keep bleeding without bandaging it”