Pope risks Turkey's ire with Armenia trip

Pope Francis poses with a band at the end of his weekly general audience in VaticanPope Francis heads to Armenia Friday for a three-day visit likely to inflame simmering tensions with Turkey over the Vatican’s description of mass killings under the Ottoman Empire as genocide. The same formulation had been employed by Pope John Paul II in 2001 in a written declaration. Turkey reacted furiously to Francis’s comment.

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