By Alexandra Ward
Newsmax Media, Florida
Pope Francis intends to visit Armenia in 2015 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, the pontiff told a delegation last week.
The pontiff also referred to the mass killings of Armenians during World War I as “the first genocide of the 20th century.”
At events commemorating the killings’ 91st anniversary in 2006, while he was still a cardinal in Argentina, he said the mass killings were the “gravest crime of Ottoman Turkey.”