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Armenian youth gather in front of the U.S. Embassy in Yerevan

Youth Hold Protest at US Embassy in Yerevan

YEREVAN (A.W.)—Members of the Armenian Youth Federation (AYF) of Armenia and the Armenian Revolutionary Federation (ARF) “Nigol Aghpalian” Student Association held a protest at the Embassy of the United States in Yerevan on April 16, calling for U.S. recognition of the Armenian [more...]

April 16, 2015 // 1 Comment

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European Parliament Genocide Vote Shines Spotlight on Obama

WASHINGTON—The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) welcomed the European Parliament’s adoption of an Armenian Genocide Centennial Resolution, emphasizing how this official action shines a bright spotlight on President Barack Obama’s much-anticipated April 24 statement [more...]

April 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Pope Francis reaffirmed the Armenian Genocide, during an unprecedented Vatican mass commemorating the 100th anniversary of that crime.

ANCA: Pope Statement Sets Stage for Obama Recognition of Genocide

WASHINGTON—Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Executive Director Aram Hamparian underscored the Armenian-American community’s long-standing call on President Barack Obama to honor his pledge to speak honestly about the Armenian Genocide, following Pope Francis’ powerful [more...]

April 13, 2015 // 10 Comments

Pope Francis reaffirmed the Armenian Genocide, during an unprecedented Vatican mass commemorating the 100th anniversary of that crime.

ANCA Issues Statement on Pope Reaffirmation of Armenian Genocide

WASHINGTON—Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) Executive Director Aram Hamparian offered the following comment regarding Pope Francis’ statement reaffirming the Armenian Genocide, made earlier today during an unprecedented Vatican Mass commemorating the 100th anniversary of that [more...]

April 12, 2015 // 6 Comments

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Turkey Summons Vatican Envoy after Pope Says ‘Genocide’

Turkey has summoned the Vatican’s ambassador in Ankara after Pope Francis used the word “genocide” on April 12 to describe the atrocities committed against the Armenians a century ago in the Ottoman Empire, a senior official has told Reuters. Turkey has not yet made an official [more...]

April 12, 2015 // 26 Comments

Pope Francis held Solemn Mass for the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide.

Pope Holds Centennial Mass, Condemns Genocide Denial (Video)

Pope Francis held Solemn Mass for the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide today, during which he remembered “the first genocide of the 20th century,” spoke about the consequences of forgetting and denial, and proclaimed the Armenian Saint Gregory of Narek a Doctor of the Church. Catholicoi [more...]

April 12, 2015 // 14 Comments

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