In a touching gesture of solidarity during this 100th year of remembrance of the Armenian Genocide, His Holiness Pope Francis has announced that he will celebrate a special Mass in memory of the Armenian martyrs of 1915. The leader of the Roman Catholic Church will celebrate the Mass on Sunday, April 12, 2015, at the Basilica of St. Peter in Rome, Italy.
Remembering the Genocide Martyrs at the Vatican in Rome
His Holiness Karekin II, the Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and His Holiness Aram I, the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia, will both be present at the Mass. Armenia’s President Serge Sargsian and dignitaries of the Republic of Armenia will also be in attendance.
For Armenian-Americans interested in participating in this historic occasion, a special “spiritual journey” is being organized by the Eastern and Western Dioceses of the Armenian Church of America, under the auspices of Archbishop Khajag Barsamian and Archbishop Hovnan Derderian.
Click here to download a flyer that contains basic information on the trip to Rome (scheduled for April 10-13), as well as the relevant contact information.
Chancellery of the Eastern Diocese