The Vatican is among a growing number of states referring to the killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turkish forces a hundred years ago as genocide. Pope Francis is on a three-day visit to Armenia.
Pope Francis gifted Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan an "angel of peace" during Erdogan's visit to Vatican. Protesters clashed with police in Rome as the two leaders discussed Jerusalem and other Middle Eastern issues.
Pope Francis has so far failed to mention the Rohingya on his week-long trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh. At the Rohingya refugee camps Cox's Bazar, those familiar with the pontiff are hoping he will address their plight.
During most of his five-day visit to Myanmar and Bangladesh, Pope Francis avoided using the name "Rohingya." Sticking to this middle ground would have been a smart decision, says DW's Rodion Ebbighausen.
On a visit to the Tzitzernakaberd museum, Pope Francis has honored the memory of more than a million Armenians killed a century ago. He then held a mass within sight of Mount Ararat.
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