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Armenia

This abandoned city was once known as “the city of 1001 churches”

It once competed in splendor with Cairo and Constantinople, but all its inhabitants left in the 14th and 15th centuries.

The oldest cathedral in the world is in Armenia

Built in 301 by St. Gregory the Illuminator, it is a testament to both Armenian and universal history.

Ani, the Turkish city of 1,001 churches

The city, which once competed in splendor with Cairo and Constantinople, is now abandoned

Pope Francis: We arrive at peace by taking small steps together

At his final public audience of the summer, Pontiff looks forward to Georgia and Azerbaijan in autumn

Pope Francis visits pit where St. Gregory the Illuminator was imprisoned

Pontiff concludes apostolic visit to Armenia at Khor Virap Monastery

Pope Francis’ message in Armenia: turn memory into reconciliation

“Charity alone can heal memories and bind up past wounds.”

The Armenian Genocide: “We can no longer deny it”

Popes from Benedict XV to Francis have assisted in driving the revelation into the open

Pope Francis prays at the “Great Evil” Memorial

“May tragedies like this never be repeated”

Pope Francis weighs in on Brexit

The “will of the people” must be respected

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