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Pope will mark 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide

Catholic World News - August 21, 2014

Pope Francis will celebrate a Mass next August to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, an Argentine cardinal has revealed.

Speaking at the Armenian Cahtolic cathedral in Buenos Aires, Cardinal Mario Poli said that the Pontiff will celebrate the commemorative Mass in St. Peter’s basilica. The date for the Mass has not yet been announced.

Over 1 million Armenians died in 1915 when the Ottoman government of Turkey massacred thousands of ethnic Armenians, established forced-labor camps, and deported hundreds of thousands of the Christian minority group—many of whom died on forced marches in the process. The government of Turkey still denies the reality of the genocidal campaign.

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