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"The Holy Father has taken into consideration the idea of making a stop in Cuba on the occasion of his upcoming Trip to the United States." These were the words of Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi,...
The European Parliament backed a motion on Wednesday, April 15, calling the massacre a century ago of up to 1.5 million Armenians a genocide, days after Pope Francis used the same term. Although the...
Pope Francis used the term 'genocide' in describing mass killings in Armenia 100 years ago as part of a "precise and coherent line of dialogue," Vatican spokesman Father Federico Lombardi said...
Pope Francis received the bishops of Kenya in audience on April 16 and renewed his condemnation of Al-Shabaab’s recent killing of over 150 Christians at Garissa University College. “With you, I pray...
Access to the main Vatican website, vatican.va, was blocked twice in the space of 24 hours following the diplomatic tensions over the Armenian genocide. Although no official confirmation has been...
In March last year reports emerged of a nightmare unfolding in the Armenian town of Kassab in northern Syria. A horde of Al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists descended on the city, forcing the Christian...
Fr. Lombardi said the subject of the mixed historic commission and the historical archives mentioned by Turkey’s president Erdogan is interesting. The Vatican has taken stock of the criticisms Turkey...
Pope Francis gave a special greeting to Asia Bibi’s husband and one of her daughters at the his general audience today, according to Vatican Radio. Ms Bibi, a Pakistani Christian who was sentenced to...
Pope Francis says there is still much to be done in order to give due recognition to women, both in society and in the Church. Speaking on Wednesday, April15, during the General Audience in St....
In reference to the Ottoman Turks’ genocidal slaughter of the Armenian people in 1915-1918, Armenian Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX said of remarks by Pope Francis, “[He] spoke following his conscience...
After the family of the woman sentenced to death on blasphemy grounds met the Pope at today’s General Audience, April 15, they continue their tour of Europe attending institutional meetings. A...
Rejecting worldwide pressure, Turkey has drawn a defiant red line in refusing to recognise the mass killings of Armenians in World War I as genocide on the 100th anniversary year of the tragedy....
John Paul II was the first Pope to use that word considered taboo in Turkey. And there were already signs of crisis with Ankara at the very start of Francis’ papacy. The Turkish government’s harsh...
Pope Francis' comments on the extermination of Armenian Christians in early 20th century Turkey prompted a strongly worded criticism from the Turkish Foreign Ministry and led to the withdrawal of...
The Catholicos of the Armenian Apostolic Church of Cilicia says the presence of the Armenian people was an obstacle to the ideological plans of the Young Turks. This is why the genocide was planned....
Turkey has recalled its ambassador to the Vatican for consultations in an escalating diplomatic row over Pope Francis' use of the word "genocide" to describe the massacres of Armenians by the Ottoman...
The Vatican has released the programme for Pope Francis’ upcoming trip to Sarajevo, the capital city of Bosnia and Herzegovina, taking place on Saturday June 6. The one-day visit will be the Holy...
Pope Francis delivered a Message to all Armenians on Sunday,April 12, presenting the President of Armenia, Serž Azati Sargsyan, Catholicos Karekin II, Catholicos Aram I, and Patriarch Nerses Bedros...
Pope Francis celebrated Mass in St. Peter's Basilica on Sunday morning - the Octave of Easter and Divine Mercy Sunday, sometimes called Quasimodo Sunday after the first word of the entrance antiphon...
Francis celebrates the Mass for the centenary of the extermination of 1.5 million Armenians. He cites the other two “unprecedented tragedies” perpetrated by Nazism and Stalinism, the mass killings in...