German author and researcher Michael Hesemann discusses the Vatican’s efforts to bring an end to the killings of Armenian Christians carried out by the Ottoman Empire.
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NEWS ANALYSIS: The shared experience of cultural devastation is a fierce source of Armenian identity.
During the April 12 Divine Mercy Sunday Mass, Francis also proclaimed Armenian-rite St. Gregory of Narek a doctor of the Church..
The Holy Father's explicitly terming the tragedy a 'genocide' prompted criticism from the Turkish government.
According to La Civiltà Cattolica, the Holy See 'mobilized a continual flow of financial aid and supplies in an era when there were no other international humanitarian organizations beyond the Red Cross and the Near East relief [organization].'
Pope Francis on Feb. 21 confirmed St. Gregory of Narek as the Church’s newest doctor during a private audience with Cardinal Angelo Amato, prefect for the Congregation for the Causes of Saints.