A monument dedicated to the victims of the Armenian Genocide was erected in the courtyard of the Catholic Church of Saint Gregory the Illuminator in Tehran.
As reported by the Armenian Alik daily Iran monument was dedicated by Patriarch Nerses Petros XIX. In his speech after the consecration, the Patriarch said that the existence of a monument dedicated to the Armenian Genocide side of the church remind heirs of Armenian Genocide victims once again their Armenian roots and values from these roots, and the need to preserve national identity and to obtain the rights that have been stolen from the Armenians.
The patriarch also said that Pope Francis will be present at a Divine Liturgy dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide at the Vatican April 12, 2015.
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