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.
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.
4:05 p.m. Signing of the joint statement in the Apostolic Palace.
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.
Source: Rome Reports