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Pope Calls Armenian Slaughter '1st Genocide of 20th Century'

Pope Francis on Sunday honored the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling it "the first genocide of the 20th century,'' a politically explosive pronouncement that will certainly anger Turkey. Francis, who has close ties to the Armenian community from his days in Argentina, defended his declaration by saying it was his duty to honor the memory of the innocent men, women, children, priests and bishops who were "senselessly''...

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