Turkey In Spat With Vatican Over Pope’s Comments On Armenian Genocide – 13 April 2015

RT logoPope Francis honored the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks and called it “the first genocide of the 20th century.” His comments have angered Turkey, which has recalled its Vatican envoy.

At Sunday’s mass in the Armenian Catholic rite at Peter’s Basilica the Pope said he had a duty to honor the innocent men, women, children, priests and bishops who were murdered by the Ottoman Turks.

“Concealing or denying evil is like allowing a wound to keep bleeding without bandaging it,” said the pontiff.

He said that humanity had lived through three periods of massive and unprecedented tragedy in the 20th century.

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