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Vatican Reaffirms Position on Armenian Genocide

VATICAN CITY–A high-ranking Vatican official has emphasized that the Holy See regards the Armenian genocide as "a fact," reaffirming the Vatican’s earlier position of recognition of the Armenian Genocide. Last May, Pope John paul II recalled the "martyrdom" of the Armenian Apostolic Church during a visit by His Holiness Karekin II, Catholicos of All Armenia’s,

French Senate Caves to Pressure, Blocks Bill Criminalizing Genocide Denial

PARIS–A bill criminalizing the denial of the Armenian Genocide was blocked in the French Senate this week, following strong pressure on the French Legislature from Turkey to prevent the bill from becoming law. The bill needed approval from the Senate and President to become a law. The bill sponsored by the opposition Socialist party passed

Cyprus Parliament Head to Visit Armenia

YEREVAN (ArmRadio)–The President of the Cypriot House of Representatives, Marios Garoyan, is set to arrive in Yerevan on Wednesday for talks on cooperation between the two countries’ parliamen’s. Garoyan, who will head an official delegation to Armenia, is scheduled to address the Armenian National Assembly Wednesday, after which he will hold official talks with National

Armenian Genocide Memorial Erected in Ukrainian Town

YEREVAN (Armenpress)–A cross-stone (khachkar), dedicated to the memory of the victims of the Armenian genocide, has been erected in the central park of the Ukranian town of Nikopol. The monument, unveiled on October 11, was erected by the Armenian community of Nikopol in Ukraine’s Dneropetrovsk province and consecrated in a joint ceremony by the priests

French Armenians Call on Senate to Pass Law Against Denial

PARIS–About 300 French Armenia’s converged on the French Senate Wednesday, calling on the body to pass a bill making it a crime to deny that Armenia’s suffered genocide at the hands of the Turks. The bill sponsored by the opposition Socialist party passed in the French National Assembly on Oct 12, 2006 and provides for