During his trip to Armenia, Pope Francis did “what popes are supposed to do, called evil what it was”, writes Joe Fitzgerald in the article for Boston Herald
“Too bad more leaders remain fearful of following his example,” he adds.
The author tells about a friend John Baronian whose mother survived the genocide and came to America. He recalled his story when Pope Francis referred to the events as a “genocide” , “inviting the wrath of Turkish deniers who hotly insist it never happened.”
“To his dying day, John longed to hear someone of the stature of Pope Francis validate his mother’s tears by calling evil what it was, which is not at all unlike what we’re witnessing today as people in places as high as the White House refuse to call another evil by its name: radical Islamic terrorism,” the author says.