The Pope of the Armenian Apostolic Church is in Rhode Island Saturday. The visit comes on the centennial of the killing and deportation of more than one million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire.
When he stops in Providence, the leader of the international Armenian church, Pope Aram I, will visit the memorial to what many historians call the Armenian Genocide, at the North Burial Ground. He’ll also take part in a church service.
Father Gomidas Baghsarian, priest at Sts. Vartanantz Church, said the visit is a big honor.