The Armenian imperative

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April 24, 2015 09:43

Representatives of the community say three factors have given them hope this year: the pope’s support, the EU’s recognition of their genocide and Kim Kardashian’s visit to Jerusalem and Armenia




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Pope Francis (L) embraces Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II during a mass on the 100th anniversary of the Armenian mass killings, in St. Peter's Basilica at the Vatican . (photo credit: REUTERS)

A century ago today, 250 prominent Armenians – poets, doctors, bankers and a member of the Ottoman parliament – were arrested in Istanbul.

They were split up into groups, loaded onto trains, shipped off to remote prisons, and eventually murdered.

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