The Pope pronounced the word “genocide” again; this will open a debate again with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.
Der Spiegel newspaper of Germany wrote the aforesaid reflecting on the Pontiff’s address Friday in Yerevan, the capital city of Armenia.
“During his visit to Yerevan, Pope Francis called the persecution of Armenians as genocide. (…) confirming what he said a year ago.
“Thus will begin a dispute with Turkey. After when Pope Francis had spoken about Armenian Genocide, Ankara had recalled its ambassador in the Vatican, one year ago,” noted Der Spiegel.
In his address in Yerevan, the Pope had called the events of 1915 as the first genocide of the 20th century.