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Full agenda of the Pope's trip to Armenia from June 24-26

2016-05-13


Pope Francis will travel to Armenia from June 24 to 26.

FRIDAY, JUNE 24

9:00 a.m. Departure from Rome Fiumicino Airport to Yerevan.

3:00 p.m. Arrival at "Zvartnots" Yerevan International airport.

Welcome ceremony.

3:35 p.m. A prayer in the Etchmiadzin Cathedral, the apostolic cathedral and home to Catholicos, the supreme head of the Armenian Church. Greetings and best wishes to Catholicos.

6:00 p.m. A courtesy visit to the President at the Presidential Palace.

6:30 p.m. Meeting with the civil authorities and the diplomatic corps at the Presidential Palace.

7:30 p.m. Personal meeting with Catholicos in the Apostolic Palace.

SATURDAY, JUNE 25

8:45 a.m. Visit to Tzitzernakaberd, the Armenian genocide memorial.

10:00 a.m. Transfer via plane to Gyumri.

11:00 a.m. Mass in the Vardanants square.

4:45 p.m. Visit to the Armenian Apostolic Cathedral of the Seven Plagues.

5:15 p.m. Visit to the Armenian Catholic Cathedral of Holy Martyrs

6:00 p.m. Return to Yerevan.

7:00 p.m. Ecumenical meeting and prayer for peace in the Republic Square in Yerevan.

SUNDAY, 26 JUNE

9:15 a.m. Meeting with Armenian Catholic bishops in Echmiadzin.

10:00 a.m. Participation in the Divine Liturgy in the Armenian Apostolic Cathedral.

Ecumenical lunch with Catholicos, archbishops and bishops of the Armenain Apostolic Church, and Catholic Armenian cardinals and bishops.

3:50 p.m. Meeting with delegates and supporters of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

5:00 p.m. Prayer at Khor Virap monastery.

6:15 p.m. Farewell ceremony.

8:40 p.m. Arrival in Ciampino airport in Rome.