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  • 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.

  • Pope Francis once again walks a tightrope on the Armenian genocide

    • Apr 9, 2015

    ROME — Looking ahead to a Vatican Mass Sunday commemorating the 100th anniversary of mass killings regarded by Armenians as a genocide and by Turks as a civil war, Pope Francis walked a diplomatic tightrope on Thursday, decrying “martyrdom and persecution” suffered by Armenians but avoiding the explosive “g” word.

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