Pope Francis Donates Symbolic Stone to Catholic Church in Gyumri

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YEREVAN(Panorama.am) — Pope Francis donated a symbolic stone to the Holy Martyrs Armenian Church in Gyumri, Armenpress agency reports citing the Press Service of the Armenian Church.

According to the source Cardinal-Archpriest Angelo Comastri sent the stone symbolizing union and communion, along with a special letter.

In this letter, dated in 2015 December 8, Cardinal-Archpriest Angelo Comastri writes that Pope’s donated stone was placed in the door of St. Peter’s Cathedral, in 2000.

The stone was taken from St. Peter’s Basilica on the occasion of opening of the jubilee mercy year on December 8, 2015, during the Immaculate Conception Holy Day.

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