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Armenians prepare to commemorate a hundred years since 1.5 million of their kin were massacred by Ottoman forces, as a fierce dispute still rages with Turkey over Ankara's refusal to recognise the...
Pope Francis has appealed to the international community to take swift and decisive action to avoid more tragedies of migrants seeking a better life. His heartfelt cry to the world came following...
Pope Francis called on Sunday for the international community to act "decisively and promptly" to prevent tragedies like the capsizing of a boat with 700 migrants on Saturday evening. The pontiff...
Those who will be attending the 2015 Ostension are well aware of the fact that the image they will have before them for just a few brief instants is the subject of much controversy and discussion....
Coptic Pope Tawadros II of Alexandria, Egypt has announced plans to travel to Armenia to participate in events marking the centennial since the Armenian genocide. Purported by Turkey’s former Ottoman...
The possibility of a visit to Havana at the end of the Pope’s trip to US cities – Philadelphia, Washington and New York - is being looked into. Seventeen years after John Paul II’s historic visit to...
A hundred years passed since the death of nearly one and a half million Armenians, without counting the other minorities who knew the same fate, and the issue remains a debate for Turkey. Pope...
"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...