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Roman Pope to serve liturgy timed to Armenian Genocide centennial

  • by Tatevik Shahunyan

  • Tuesday, August 19, 14:10

Roman Pope Francis will serve a liturgy at the Saint Peter Cathedral on 12 April 2015. The liturgy will be timed to the Armenian Genocide's centennial, Mario Aurelio Cardinal Poli  (Buenos Aires said in the course of service at the local Armenian Catholic Church on 12 August, Prensa Armenia reports.

It was a year ago when Leader of the Armenian Catholic Church, Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX sent an invitation to Pope Fransic to serve a liturgy in memory of the Armenian Genocide victims. According to the source, in June Pope Francis received Nerses Bedros XIX and the daughter of the Genocide survivor. Pope Francis listened to her, took her hand and said that it was the first genocide of the 20th century. Ankara "pressed the panic button" then. 

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