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Gia Chacón (right), founder of March for the Martyrs, said the plight of the tens of thousands of Christian Armenians  pushed out of their homes in the disputed Artsakh or Nagorno-Karabakh region hash been "completely overlooked by the mainstream media.”

March for the Martyrs raises awareness of persecuted Armenian Christians and more

Apr 27, 2024

By Kate Quiñones

Marchers are setting out in the nation’s capital on Saturday to call attention to the plight of persecuted Christians throughout... Read more

Attendees lay flowers at the Tsitsernakaberd Armenian Genocide Memorial in Yerevan to mark the 109th anniversary of World War I-era mass killings on April 24, 2024.

109 years after genocide, Armenia faces another existential threat

Apr 26, 2024

By Peter Pinedo

Speaking on “EWTN News Nightly,” Simone Rizkallah said “this feels less like a remembrance and more like a truly historical... Read more

Armenian refugees at Novorossiysk, 1920

Christian advocates praise Biden for recognizing Armenian genocide

Apr 26, 2021

Christian advocates praised President Joe Biden for officially recognizing the Armenian genocide over the weekend. Read more

Cardinal Leonardo Sandri delivers a homily during Divine Liturgy at the Pontifical Armenian College in Rome on April 24, 2021.

Vatican cardinal: The Armenian genocide is a ‘stain’ of evil on all humanity

Apr 26, 2021

By Hannah Brockhaus

Cardinal Sandri said the Armenian genocide forces us to confront the great evils committed in human history and the small... Read more

Armenian orphans being deported from Turkey. Ca. 1920.

U.S. bishops commemorate 'horrific tragedy' of Armenian genocide

Apr 19, 2021

The U.S. bishops’ conference issued a statement on Monday recognizing the upcoming anniversary of the Armenian genocide. Read more

Pope Francis at the Vatican on April 3, 2014.

Why Pope Francis' visit matters to Armenians

May 13, 2016

By Elise Harris, Mary Farrow

Pope Francis’ visit to Armenia this summer comes at a poignant time in the country’s history.  Read more

Pope Francis says Mass at St. John Lateran in Rome, June 4, 2015.

Pope Francis urges Armenian Catholics to remember their martyrs

Sep 7, 2015

Concelebrating Mass with the Armenian Patriarch of Cilicia on Monday, Pope Francis recalled how persecution has been constant in the... Read more

Armenian genocide beckons for a new start in Turkey, historian says

Apr 24, 2015

By Elise Harris

On the day marking 100 years since the systematic killing of over a million Armenians at the hands of Ottoman... Read more

A dark, tense history: behind Turkey's protest of the Holy See

Apr 14, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Pope Francis' comments on the extermination of Armenian Christians in early 20th century Turkey prompted a strongly worded criticism from... Read more

Pope Francis celebrates Divine Mercy Sunday liturgy for faithful of the Armenian rite April 12, 2015.

Pope recalls slaughter of Armenians in 'first genocide of the 20th century'

Apr 12, 2015

By Elise Harris

Pope Francis today referred to the mass killing of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks in 1915 as a “genocide,” prompting... Read more

Armenians being deported.

Vatican archives shed light on tragedy of Armenian genocide

Mar 20, 2015

By Andrea Gagliarducci

Ahead of Pope Francis’ Mass commemorating the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide, newly released historic documents confirm the Holy... Read more