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Pope Francis: ‘Great Powers Washed their Hands During Genocide’  Asbarez

• Վատիկանում Հռոմի պապը կրկին ճանաչել է Հայոց ցեղասպանությունը
• In Vatican Pope Francis reiterated his earlier recognition of the Armenian Genocide

— Pope Francis, during a meeting Monday (June 3, 2013) with a delegation led by Nerses Bedros XIX, Catholicos Patriarch of Cilicia of the Armenian Catholics  reiterated his earlier recognition of the Armenian Genocide... the pontiff responded: “The first genocide of the 20th Century was that of the Armenians,”

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Raphael Lemkin, a Polish Lawyer of Jewish descent, first coined the term “genocide” in 1944 to describe the systematic extermination of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire.

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What is Genocide

The term Genocide was coined by Polish-Jewish lawyer Raphael Lemkin in 1944, whose family was one of the victims of the Jewish Holocaust. By defining this term, Prof. Lemkin sought to describe Nazi politics of systematic murder, violence and cruelty and atrocities committed against the Armenians in the Ottoman Empire in 1915 as well.

On December 9, 1948, the United Nations approved the Convention on the Prevention and Punishment of the Crime of Genocide. The Convention defines Genocide as an international crime, which signatory nations undertake to prevent and punish.


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Pope Francis leads Mass commemorating Armenian Genocide centennial


 

On April 12, His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenians; attended a Papal Holy Mass at the St. Peter's Basilica of Rome at the Vatican, offered by Pope Francis of the Roman Catholic Church, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. During the Holy Mass Pope Francis conferred the title of «Doctor of the Church» to the Armenian saint, St. Gregory of Narek. At the end of the mass, a requiem service was offered in memory of the victims of the Armenian Genocide.

Պապական Ս. Պատարագ Վատիկանում՝ նվիրված Հայոց ցեղասպանության 100-րդ տարելիցին

Ապրիլի 12-ին Ն.Ս.Օ.Տ.Տ. Գարեգին Բ Ծայրագույն Պատրիարք և Ամենայն Հայոց Կաթողիկոսը Վատիկանում մասնակցեց Հայոց Ցեղասպանության 100-րդ տարելիցի առիթով Սուրբ Պետրոսի տաճարում Հռոմի Կաթոլիկ Եկեղեցու Քահանայապետ Ֆրանցիսկոս Պապի կողմից մատուցված Ս. Պատարագին:
Սրբազան արարողության ընթացքում Հայաստանյայց Առաքելական Եկեղեցու հայրերից սուրբ Ս. Գրիգոր Նարեկացին Կաթոլիկ Եկեղեցու կողմից հռչակվեց «Եկեղեցու վարդապետ»: Պատարագի ավարտին հայկական ծեսով կատարվեց հոգեհանգստյան արարողություն` Մեծ Եղեռնի նահատակների համար, որից հետո Ամենայն Հայոց Կաթողիկոսն իր խոսքն ուղղեց Ֆրանցիսկոս Պապին և ներկա հավատավոր ժողովրդին:

 

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An Armenian liturgical Holy Mass will be jointly celebrated by all the Armenian Churches in Sydney at St. Mary’s Cathedral on 2nd May 2015 at 11.00am for the souls of the victims of the Armenian Genocide.
 

Once again we stress the importance of attending this Holy Mass to pray for the souls of our ancestors who perished, whilst being subjected to the most inhumane and atrocious methods of torture and humiliation, a heinous crime perpetrated by the Ottoman government of the day.
 

This Special Mass will be televised so that the general public and the world can see and realize and become aware of the calamity that was inflicted upon our forefathers in 1915.
 

AUSTRALIAN RECOGNITION - State of NSW, Ryde City Council, Willoughby City Council


 

 
Australian National Armenian Genocide Centenary Commemoration - Sydney Town Hall

This video is the full-length National Armenian Genocide Centenary Commemoration Evening, which took place at Sydney Town Hall on Friday, April 24th, 7pm.

The Keynote speaker was Geoffrey Robertson QC.

The event was organised by the Armenian Genocide Centenary Commemoration Committee - Australia.


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The edition thoroughly covered the Armenian Church, Armenian family and system of values. Massacres of Armenians are broadly presented in the edition. Full version of the Journal is available at National Geographic


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NOW, THEREFORE, I, BRIAN SANDOVAL, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim April 19-26, 2015, as

DAYS OF REMEMBRANCE OF THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

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Genocide:

The term 'Genocide' was coined by Polish writer and attorney, Raphael Lemkin, in 1941 by combining the Greek word 'genos' (race) with the Latin word 'cide' (killing). Genocide as defined by the United Nations in 1948 means any of the following acts committed with intent to destroy, in whole or in part, a national, ethnic, racial or religious group.

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Council of Europe Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland  speaking at the global forum “Against the Crime of Genocide” in Armenian capital Yerevan - 22/04/2015 (Public Radio of Armenia)


Speaking about the Armenian Genocide, Thorbjorn Jagland said “what was committed against the Armenian people hundred years ago was the loss of not only Armenians but also the entire world.”

“I am sad, I am thinking about those people who lost their lives during that tragedy. I am excited to be here. I am from Fridtjof Nansen’s country, and I am even more excited in this connection, the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Thorbjørn Jagland, stated at the International Social and Political Global Forum against the Crime of Genocide.

He noted that one hundred years ago the Armenians were brutally killed, and thousands of Armenians were driven to poverty. “This was not only the loss of the Armenians, but the loss of the world,” he said.

“To prevent new tragedies, we should sympathize with those who suffered and paid with their lives,” Jagland said.

In his words, politics hampers sympathy. “All states have the responsibility to prevent violations of rights against innocent people. First of all, it is the states that have the duty to prevent ethnic cleansings and the international organizations should support them.”

“Armenia is a state that inspires hope. You have been able to turn your suffering into strength, and the entire world can see it this week,” Mr. Jagland stressed.

Church of Christ has a mission to help prevent crimes against humanity: His Holiness Karekin II
The Armenian genocide was the Ottoman government’s systematic extermination of its minority Armenian subjects from their historic homeland within the territory constituting the present-day Republic of Turkey

Ellie Wiesel once wrote that denial of genocide is the last chapter of genocide. In this respect, the Armenian Genocide continues to traumatize its victims even 100 years later

Some 80 years before that, in September of 1915, Pope Benedict XV was the only sovereign to publicly intervene in favor of the Armenians. He sent a letter to Sultan Mohammed V in which he highlighted the seriousness of the massacres and asked, in vain, for them to stop. According to the Vatican’s files, other letters would follow with the same results.

“We’re told of entire populations of villages and cities being forced to abandon their homes and moved with untold hardship and suffering to distant concentration camps,” the 1915 letter says. “We exhort to your magnanimous generosity to have pity and intervene in favor of this people.”


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A group of Israelis have launched a petition in three languages (English, Russian and Hebrew), urging Israel to officially recognize the Armenian Genocide. The petition reads:

“There is no doubt in Israel whatsoever about the fact of the Armenian Genocide, more so, it was Israeli historians who were among those pioneers who started researching this matter. The term GENOCIDE was initiated by a Jew, Rafael Lemkin, who first used it to define the mass slaughter of Armenians in Ottoman Empire and Jews by the Nazi Germany.

This makes it outrageous, even shameful to see the inability of Israeli Knesset and Israeli State Department to officially recognize the fact of Armenian Genocide for the fear of compromising the so-called friendly relations between Israel and Turkey.

Twenty three countries have already taken this step. It is time for Israel as well to officially recognize the annihilation of one and a half million Armenians as Genocide.

In April 2015 in will be exactly 100 years since those terrible events.

It is never too late to restore justice!”

 

 

 

 

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How Komitas preserved Armenian folk music
In the 1990s, the duduk found its way into movie soundtracks, radio playlists and record collections of the west. Yet as Cara Rosehope writes, the music of Armenia’s national instrument might never have survived the Armenian genocide were it not for Komitas—a priest, musician, composer and so much more.

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