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The Pope recognized the genocide of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire

07.06.2013 15:45

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The Pope Francis called the killings of Armenians committed during the First World War with the Ottoman Turks, the first genocide of the XX century. This was stated by him at a meeting of the delegation headed by the Patriarch of the Armenian Catholic Church, when one of the members called herself a descendant of the victims of the genocide.

The Pontiff acknowledged the Armenian Genocide as early as during his service as Cardinal of Buenos Aires. In 2006, during the funeral events dedicated to the 91st anniversary of the tragedy, he demanded from Turkey to recognize the “genocide that has become the Ottoman Empire’s worst crime against the Armenian people and all mankind.”

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