(Vatican Radio) The Director of the Holy See’s Press Office, Father Federico Lombardi said a visit by Pope Francis to Armenia in the second half of June 2016 is being studied. Fr. Lombardi said a final survey of the sites by organisers on the Vatican side has not yet taken place and there is no definitive programme for this visit approved by the Pope.
His comments came after some media outlets reported a visit by Pope Francis to Armenia would take place from the 22nd to the 26th of June. Fr. Lombardi said those dates were not correct and it would be best to await final decisions to avoid creating confusion.