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'Their Christian faith was bruised and battered. In some cases, all hope was lost'

A century after the genocide began, Turkey still refuses to accept the truth. Yet for the sake of today’s persecuted Christians, the past must not be forgotten

Pope Francis  leaves after celebrating Mass marking 100th anniversary of Armenian genocide (PA)

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Turkish PM Ahmet Davutoglu added to the criticism of Pope Francis (AP)

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Pope Francis greets Catholicos Patriarch Nerses Bedros XIX of the Armenian Catholic Church (L'Osservatore Romano)

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Pope Francis presents a print of St Peter's Basilica to Armenian president Serge Sarkisian last September (AP)

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Armenian Orthodox believers stand with Armenian flags at a cathedral in Moscow in 2012 to mark the anniversary of the mass killing of the Armenian people by Ottoman Turks (PA)

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Armenia has arguably produced more martyrs than anywhere else, given that the victims of the genocide were killed in hatred of the Faith

Pope Francis greets Armenian president Serge Sarkisian last September (AP)

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Archbishop Diarmuid Martin of Dublin (CNS photo/Paul Haring)

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Pope Francis attends a welcoming ceremony with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the presidential palace in Ankara (CNS)

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