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  • Pope to Armenian Church: "Let us race towards full communion!"

    Yerevan, Jun 25, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- Working toward full communion is a project of love, humility and peace, Pope Francis told Armenian Orthodox leaders gathered at an ecumenical meeting on Saturday. “With great joy, we are walking together on ...

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  • Pope to Armenian Church: "Let us race towards full communion!"

    Yerevan, Jun 25, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- Working toward full communion is a project of love, humility and peace, Pope Francis told Armenian Orthodox leaders gathered at an ecumenical meeting on Saturday. “With great joy, we are walking together on ...

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  • Be known for your love, pope tells people of Armenia

    GYUMRI, Armenia (CNS) -- Acts of love and kindness must be a Christian's "calling card," the characteristic that identifies them more than anything, Pope Francis told Catholics in northern Armenia. Traveling June 25 to Gyumri, a city with a significant ...

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  • What Pope Francis says we can learn from the Armenian genocide

    Yerevan, Armenia, Jun 24, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- The catastrophe of the Armenian genocide is a lesson for all humanity, the Pope said on the first day of his visit to Armenia. After arriving at Yerevan’s Presidential Palace on Friday Pope Francis ...

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Be known for your love, pope tells people of Armenia


GYUMRI, Armenia (CNS) -- Acts of love and kindness must be a Christian's "calling card," the characteristic that identifies them more than anything, Pope Francis told Catholics in northern Armenia. Traveling June 25 to Gyumri, a city with a significant Catholic population and one still bearing the scars of an earthquake almost three decades ago, Pope Francis once again praised the steadfast faith of the Armenian people.

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Never again: Pope prays for Armenian genocide victims, future peace


YEREVAN, Armenia (CNS) -- In silence and in prayer while a mournful hymn was sung, Pope Francis formally paid tribute to the estimated 1.5 million Armenians killed by Ottoman Turks in 1915-18. Visiting the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial, a monument to the martyrs, Pope Francis wrote in the guestbook, "May God preserve the memory of the Armenian people. Memories should not be watered down or forgotten; memory is a source of peace and of the future."

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What Pope Francis says we can learn from the Armenian genocide


Yerevan, Armenia, Jun 24, 2016 CNA/EWTN News.- The catastrophe of the Armenian genocide is a lesson for all humanity, the Pope said on the first day of his visit to Armenia. After arriving at Yerevan’s Presidential Palace on Friday Pope Francis delivered remarks for Armenian president Serzh Sargsyan and other political and civil leaders. He recalled the solemnities in St. Peter’s Basilica last year attended by the president and leading Armenian churchmen including Catholicos Karekin II, head of the Armenian Apostolic Church.

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