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Syrian Armenians Embrace Pope’s Message of Peace

For most in Armenia, Pope Francis’ visit will be best remembered for his willingness to declare the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians “genocide” and for his message of peace and reconciliation with Turkey. For ethnic Armenians who have fled the war in Syria, however, the call for peace relates more personally to the ongoing conflict that has taken the lives of loved ones and driven them from their homes. Angela Agemyan and her three children, who are among an estimated 17,000 ethnic...

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