Armenia: Papal Visit to Foster “Christian Solidarity”

Pope Francis is scheduled to deliver a liturgy on June 25 in the impoverished Armenian city of Gyumri, severely damaged in a 1988 earthquake, including St. Saviour’s Church, which was still undergoing renovation in 2013. The three-day visit to Armenia will underscore the South Caucasus nation’s deepening relationship with the Roman Catholic Church. (Photo: Anahit Hayrapetyan)

The Rev. Grigor Mkrtchian is dealing with the biggest logistical challenge of his life, and he could not be happier.

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Emil Danielyan is a journalist based in Yerevan.

Armenia: Papal Visit to Foster “Christian Solidarity”

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