Papal Trip to Armenia Confirmed for September 2001

VATICAN, May 11, 01 ( -Pope John Paul II will travel to Armenia in September, a Vatican envoy has confirmed.

After a May 11 audience with the Holy Father, Bishop Stephan Zurbriggen-the Swiss-born diplomat who serves as papal nuncio in Armenia- said that the papal visit would probably take place September 24 to 26, although the plans are not completely fixed.

Bishop Zurbriggen said the Pope would visit Armenia "just after the ceremonies for the consecration of the new cathedral in Erevan." Those ceremonies are set to take place in the capital city on September 23.

CWN - Catholic World News
11. mai 2001

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