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Pope Francis with Catholicos Karekin II and Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan at Tzitzernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan, Armenia (AP)

A Turkish Foreign Ministry statement accused the Pope of ‘bias’ and said he had ‘disappointed the Turkish people’

Pope Francis, flanked by Catholicos Karekin II, prays during a visit to the Tzitzernakaberd Memorial (AP)

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

Pope Francis arrives at the Apostolic Cathedral of Etchmiadzin, Yerevan (AP)

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

Pope Francis visits the Apostolic Cathedral of Etchmiadzint, Yerevan, Armenia, on the first day of a three-day visit (AP Photo/Andrew Medichini)

For Armenia, the Pope said, faith was not a ‘garment to be donned or doffed’ but an essential part of its identity

Pope Francis will visit a memorial commemorating the Armenian Genocide this weekend (AP)

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Pope Francis embraces Catholicos Karekin II of Etchmiadzin, patriarch of the Armenian Apostolic Church, during an April 12 Mass in St Peter's Basilica at the Vatican to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armenian genocide (CNS photo/Cristian Gennari)

The papal message was broadcast on Armenian television

George Clooney (AP)

Clooney said the award to Marguerite Barankitse should inspire everyone to stand up for those in need

Pope Francis celebrates Mass for the Jubilee of Boys and Girls (AP)

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Armenians venerate an icon of canonised victims of the genocide in Echmiadzin (AP)

St Gregory of Narek, a Doctor of the Church, urges us to recognise the evil within us and the world

Fr Bernard Kenvi helps a Muslim child fleeing violence climb down from a truck in Bossemptele, Central African Republic. He is also pictured below (CNS photo/Siegfried Modola, Reuters)

The Aurora Prize, presented by George Clooney, aims to honour those who stood up for Armenians during the 1915 genocide