As a gift, the Patriarch gave the Pope a bronze crucifix that actually had to be carried out by two people.
This couple, also accompanied the Patriarch. The woman told the Pope that her family was a victim of the Armenian genocide back in 1915.
"It was the first major genocide of the XX century".
The Armenian Catholic Church has about 350,000 members which are in different parts of the Middle East. The Church has a strong presence in Egypt and Turkey.