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Pope Francis speaks to reporters aboard the papal flight from Africa to Italy, Nov. 30, 2015.

Full text: Pope Francis' in-flight press conference from Armenia

During his flight from Armenia to Rome on Sunday, Pope Francis gave a press conference to the assembled journalists aboard... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to reporters aboard the papal flight to Armenia, June 24, 2016.

Pope Francis says Church must accompany gays, not discriminate

In a wide-ranging inflight press conference on his way back from Armenia on Sunday, Pope Francis responded to a question... Read more

Pope Francis and Catholicos Karekin II pray at the Armenian apostolic cathedral in Gyumri, June 25, 2016.

Pope and Armenian Church leader: Crisis in the family caused by secularism

In a joint declaration signed Sunday, Pope Francis and Catholicos Karekin II expressed their shared belief that, when the family... Read more

Pope Francis greets Catholicos Karekin II during divine liturgy, June 26, 2016.

Pope to Catholicos Karekin II: 'We have embraced as brothers'

Pope Francis reiterated his desire for full communion with the Armenian Apostolic Church during its divine liturgy on Sunday, the... Read more

Pope Francis and Catholicos Karekin II at the ecumenical meeting and prayer for peace on Saturday, June 25.

Pope to Armenian Church: 'Let us race towards full communion!'

Working toward full communion is a project of love, humility and peace, Pope Francis told Armenian Orthodox leaders gathered at... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Mass in Gyurmi Armenia, June 25, 2016.

Faith is not a museum piece, Pope says

During the first major Mass of his three-day visit to Armenia, Pope Francis said faith is not a thing of... Read more

Pope Francis visits the the Armenian Apostolic Church's Etchmiadzin Cathedral in Vagharshapat, Armenia, June 24, 2016.

What Pope Francis says we can learn from the Armenian genocide

The catastrophe of the Armenian genocide is a lesson for all humanity, the Pope said on the first day of... Read more

Pope Francis speaks in Armenia, June 24, 2016.

'Spirit of Ecumenism' helps promote Christian witness, Pope says

Praying at the main cathedral of the Armenian Apostolic Church at the start of his three-day visit to the Caucasus... Read more

Pope Francis speaks to journalists on the flight from Rome to Armenia, June 24, 2016.

Pope Francis: Europe must ensure peaceful coexistence after Brexit

Pope Francis has said the result of the U.K.’s referendum to leave the European Union reflects the “will of the... Read more

The Armenian Catholic Cathedral of the Holy Martyrs in Gyumri.

Is Pope Francis' Armenia visit another step toward Christian unity?

Pope Francis’ visit to Armenia is a chance to build on decades of productive ecumenical dialogue with the Armenian Apostolic... Read more

Catholicoi Aram I and Karekin II of the Armenian Apostolic Church attend a Mass for the faithful of the Armenian rite at St. Peter's Basilica, April 12, 2015.

Armenia's fidelity to Christ is at the heart of Pope Francis' upcoming visit

Coming on the heels of the centenary of the Armenian genocide, Pope Francis' upcoming visit to the Caucasus nation is... Read more

Pope Francis at the Vatican on April 3, 2014.

Why Pope Francis' visit matters to Armenians

Pope Francis’ visit to Armenia this summer comes at a poignant time in the country’s history.  Read more

Pope Francis at the Wednesday general audience in St Peters Square on June 17, 2015.

Pope to visit Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan

Pope Francis will journey this summer to Armenia, and will visit Georgia and Azerbaijan later in the year, the Vatican... Read more

Pope Francis arrives in St. Peter's Square for the general audience, Dec. 9, 2015.

Pope Francis might travel to Armenia this year. Here's why.

Pope Francis could make two additional international trips in 2016, including a possible trip to Armenia.  Read more