PHILADELPHIA (Public Radio of Armenia)—The Armenian community of Philadelphia welcomed Pope Francis to the U.S. with special digital billboards thanking the Pontiff for his recognition of the Armenian Genocide.
“Thank You Pope Francis for Recognizing the Armenian Genocide #NeverForget 2015” the billboards read.
Pope Francis has begun his tour of the U.S., where he is expected to greet millions of American Catholics and address issues like climate change and income inequality.
President Barack Obama welcomed the Pope upon landing on Tuesday—a rare honor for a foreign dignitary.
The Pontiff will visit Washington D.C., New York and Philadelphia.
Today Pope Francis will pray with U.S. Catholic Bishops at the Cathedral of St. Matthew the Apostle.
Pope Francis acknowledged the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide during a special mass held in St. Peter’s Basilica in Rome this past April.