Francis in Armenia Archives - Page 2 of 2 - Crux



  • Armenians say ‘whole population’ set to welcome Pope Francis

    Armenians say ‘whole population’ set to welcome Pope Francis

    • Jun 23, 2016

    Armenians say Pope Francis will be widely welcomed during his June 24- 26 visit not only because he’s recognized the genocide, but also for his moral stance on pressing world issues and for his decision to elevate St. Gregory of Narek, a 10th-century Armenian monk, to the rank of Doctor of the Church.

  • What Pope Francis is up to in Armenia over the weekend

    What Pope Francis is up to in Armenia over the weekend

    • Jun 22, 2016

    With every papal trip, the intended audiences and agenda items can usually be understood in terms of concentric circles, starting at the outer level and working one’s way in. That’s clearly the case with regard to Pope Francis’s June 24-26 outing to Armenia, which makes a statement about this pontiff’s priorities on the peripheries, ecumenism, geopolitics, and pastoral concern for a tiny Catholic minority.

  • Vatican not backing away from ‘genocide’ but pushing beyond it

    Vatican not backing away from ‘genocide’ but pushing beyond it

    • Jun 21, 2016

    It’s not that the Vatican is saying the carnage in question, either from a century ago in Armenia or the present in Iraq and Syria, doesn’t rise to the level of a “genocide.” It’s instead that the word “genocide,” as terrifying and awful as it sounds, almost isn’t enough to capture the full reality of the horror involved.

Most Read

Latest Stories