Pope Francis denounces Armenian genocide in Yerevan

AFP , Friday 24 Jun 2016

Pope Francis on Friday denounced the mass killing of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman forces as "genocide", risking Turkey's fury as he met Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian.

"This tragedy, this genocide, has unfortunately marked the start of a sad series of great catastrophes of the last century," the pontiff said at the presidential palace in Yerevan.

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