Armenian, Syriac patriarchs urge worldwide recognition of Armenian genocide

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Catholic World News – October 15, 2014
The leaders of two Eastern Christian churches have united in a call for the world to recognize the gravity of the Armenian genocide, as the 100th anniversary of that tragedy approaches.

Catholicos Karekin II of the Armenian Apostolic Church and Patriarch Mar Ignatius Aphrem II of the Syriac Orthodox Church signed a joint declaration of faith, affirming their desire for closer unity. At the same time, the two prelates asked the Christian world to unite in prayer on the centenary of the Armenian genocide. “We call upon the civilized world to recognize and condemn the crimes committed against the Armenian and Syriac peoples as well as other Christian communities,” they said.