September 26, 2001 - 21:33 AMT
THE POPE LAID A WREATH TO THE MEMORIAL OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE VICTIMS
Head of the Roman Catholic Church John Paul II met with Armenian President Robert Kocharian in his residence this morning. After that he set out for Tsitsernakaberd Park, where he laid a wreath on the memorial to the victims of the Armenian genocide of 1915. In the second half of the day the Pope together with Catholicos of all Armenians Garegin II will hold an ecumenical ceremony in Saint Grigor Enlightener temple opened Sunday. The pontiff will pass the relics of founder of the Armenian Apostolic Church Griror Enlightener, which had been kept in Vatican before, for storage in the temple.