Pope to Visit Armenia, Georgia, and Azerbaijan

(AP) – Pope Francis will make two trips this year to the often-volatile Caucasus region.

On Saturday, the Vatican said the pontiff will visit Armenia on June 24-26. He will travel to Georgia and Azerbaijan from September 30 – October 2.

Azerbaijan and Armenia have blamed each other for cease-fire violations in the Nagorno Karabakh Republic. The recent fighting marked the worse violence between these nations since the war in 1994.

Last month, the Vatican said a trip to Armenia was in the planning stages.

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