Pope's Remarks On Armenian 'Genocide' Spark Row With Turkey

April 12, 2015 12:28 PM

4 0

Prelates take pictures as Pope Francis celebrates an Armenian-Rite Mass to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, in St. Peter's Basilica, at the Vatican Sunday.

Pope Francis today touched off a diplomatic dispute between the Turkey and the Holy See when he referred to the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I as "genocide."

Also read: Vatican guidelines: No more scattering of cremation ashes

Read more

To category page