Armenian church canonizes victims of 1915 mass killings

April 23, 2015 4:53 PM

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VAGHARSHAPAT, Armenia (Reuters) - The Armenian Apostolic Church on Thursday made saints of up to 1.5 million Armenians at an open-air ceremony to commemorate their killing by Ottoman Turks a century ago.

Armenia say the massacres during World War One constitute genocide -- a term used this month by Pope Francis. Muslim Turkey accepts many Christian Armenians were killed in partisan fighting during the war, but denies it amounted to genocide.

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