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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