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Armenian American community lauds pope's recognition of genocide
Armenian American community lauds pope's recognition of genocide

Members of Southern California’s Armenian American community on Sunday lauded Pope Francis, calling him “courageous” for his recognition of the mass killings of Armenians a century ago under the Ottoman Empire as genocide. “As far as the Armenian American Community is concerned, the pope has taken a courageous stand despite the threats from the republic of Turkey,” said Glendale Mayor Zareh Sinanyan, whose city has been a haven for Armenians for generations. Sinanyan said Turkey’s denial of the genocide and the United States’ refusal to acknowledge it has not allowed Armenians to move on from the killings. “It’s like a bleeding...

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