Pope Francis: Armenian Genocide among the worst sufferings in history [CWN]


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Two days before his apostolic journey to Armenia, Pope Francis released a video message in which he recalled “the sufferings that are among the most terrible that humanity records”-- a reference to the Armenian Genocide.

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#2

I feel compelled to say something to bump this, but this is one gesture that gives me some confidence for Pope Francis.

Still, he did not use the word “genocide”.


#3

He has already addressed this as a genocide.

bbc.com/news/world-europe-32272604

So had President Obama, when he was just Obama without the POTUS title.


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And already aroused the ire of the Turkish leader when he did so as I recall as calling it genocide (which it was, let no-one be in any doubt as to where I stand on the matter) is something that means Erdogan and the Turkish govt. ten d to react very negatively.

nytimes.com/2015/04/13/world/europe/pope-calls-killings-of-armenians-genocide-provoking-turkish-anger.html

The Russian Patriarch has also had flak thrown at him over the issue a number of times as have other leaders from various Churches.


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