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Pope Francis Creates Firestorm Over Genocide Comment

In April 2015, Pope Francis called the 1915 murder of between 600,000 and 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of Ottoman Turks during World War I the first genocide of the 20th century. He made the comment at a mass commemorating the 100th anniversary of the massacre. Turkey responded by withdrawing its ambassador to the Vatican.

See also Encyclopedia: Armenia .
U.S. State Dept. Country Notes: Armenia
Ministry of Statistics .

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