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Father Leonard Melki and Father Thomas Saleh were Capuchin friars and missionaries in what is now Turkey who were arrested, tortured and martyred by the forces of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 and 1917 respectively.
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.
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.