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

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.