Turkey's top cleric calls Pope 'immoral' for Armenia comments

April 20, 2015 3:37 PM

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Turkey's top cleric calls Pope 'immoral' for Armenia comments

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's top cleric on Monday described comments by Pope Francis that the 1915 mass killing of Armenians was genocide as immoral and said the Vatican should look to its own history before leveling accusations of casting stones.

Francis this month became the first head of the Roman Catholic church to publicly call the killing of as many as 1.5 million Armenians "genocide", prompting a row with Turkey, which summoned the Vatican's envoy and recalled its own.

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