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Pope Denounces World War I Mass Killings During Armenia Visit

Pope Francis denounced again Friday the World War I-era mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as “genocide” as he met with Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan, a statement that enraged Ankara a year ago. Francis, who is on a three-day visit in the country, used the Armenian term 'Metz Yeghern' (the great evil), but added to his prepared text the word "genocide" to refer to what he also called "the first of the deplorable series of catastrophes of the past...

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