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LIVE: Pope Francis visits the Fallen Heroes Monument

2016-10-02

Pope Francis will follow the protocol and visit the Azerbaijan Baku City Shadhidlar Hiyabani Monument to the Fallen Heroes, who fought for independence.

It is here that Azeris and Turkish soldiers are buried after they were killed in the defense of Baku in 1918. Additionally, there are other soldiers who fought in the Nagorno-Karabakh War during the 90s .

He arrives at the site at 4:30 p.m., local Baku, Azerbaijan time.