Pope to visit genocide memorial during June trip to Armenia

May 13, 2016 1:28 PM

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Pope to visit genocide memorial during June trip to Armenia

VATICAN CITY – Pope Francis' trip to Armenia in June will include a visit to the genocide memorial complex, a monastery stop in the city of Gyumeri and a meeting with the president.

The three-day visit comes a year after the pope sparked a diplomatic incident with Turkey when he termed the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians a genocide. His new plan to visit the genocide memorial on his second day is also likely to stoke tensions with Turkey.

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