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Holy Father says Catholics and Armenian Orthodox Christians should ‘race toward our full communion’

‘Memories should not be watered down or forgotten,’ says Francis at Tsitsernakaberd Memorial

Francis underlines need for dialogue and reconciliation on first day of visit

Fr Lombardi says Pope Francis remembers Chinese Catholics every day in prayer

The papal message was broadcast on Armenian television

The website has been launched by the Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Pope Francis spent more than an hour responding to questions during an afternoon visit to Rome’s Villa Nazareth

But the Vatican press office changed ‘large majority’ to ‘a part’ in its official transcript

Patriarch Bartholomew urges fellow leaders to attend Pan-Orthodox Council

Cardinal Joao Braz de Aviz said that the Vatican has begun asking more than a dozen orders to send their superiors to Rome to discuss concerns