Pope Francis on Friday denounced the mass killing of Armenians a century ago by Ottoman forces as "genocide", risking Turkey's fury as he met Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian.
"This tragedy, this genocide, has unfortunately marked the start of a sad series of great catastrophes of the last century," the pontiff said at the presidential palace in Yerevan.
GMT 18:46 2017 Monday ,24 AprilUS Treasury sanctions Syrian officials over sarin attack
GMT 18:44 2017 Monday ,24 AprilTrump: UN should consider 'stronger sanctions' on N.Korea
GMT 18:42 2017 Monday ,24 AprilFinal French results show Macron on 24.01%, Le Pen 21.30%
GMT 18:40 2017 Monday ,24 AprilHollande 'will vote Macron', calls Le Pen 'risk' for France
GMT 09:35 2017 Monday ,24 AprilGerman DAX stock market index hits new all-time high
GMT 08:13 2017 Monday ,24 AprilFirst large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa
GMT 08:11 2017 Monday ,24 AprilPentagon chief Mattis makes unannounced Afghan visit
GMT 07:29 2017 Monday ,24 AprilEuropean stocks surge at open on French vote result