Pope Cites Armenia Genocide


NEW YORK, April 13, 2015 /Christian Newswire/ — Bill Donohue (photo) comments on the remarks made yesterday by Pope Francis:
There are two good reasons why Pope Francis chose to address the genocide of the Armenian people. First, Armenia was the world’s first Christian country. Second, this year marks the centennial of the 20th century’s first genocide. It should also be noted that it was Muslims who were responsible for these atrocities, and they are at it again today.
The Turkish government says the pope is guilty of promoting “unfounded claims.” It is wrong: nothing the Holy Father said is historically inaccurate, though in fairness, there have been “unfounded claims.”
It is true that some observers have lumped together those Armenians who died as the result of disease, famine, and war with those who were singled out for extinction. It is also true that there is evidence supporting the claim that some Turkish officials took steps to protect the lives of Armenians during the deportations. But they also failed in serious ways.
One of the most astute historians to cover these events is William B. Rubinstein. After conceding that some accounts have been unfair to the Turks, he writes, “Most of the evidence suggests…that the Turkish authorities actively masterminded the mass killing of the Armenians as a deliberate policy.” On the other hand, the popular claim that 1.5 million Armenians were systematically killed appears to be an exaggeration. Rubinstein puts the figure at about 1 million. But this hardly exculpates Turkish officials. “This was certainly the greatest massacre of civilians in what can be described as the Western world in modern times until that point,” he writes, “and one of the greatest slaughters in recorded history, as well as the first of the demonic slaughters of the twentieth century.”
On the eve of the Holocaust, Hitler told his military, “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” This is why it was important for Pope Francis to cite this event. Moreover, Muslim madmen are carrying out another genocide of Christians today. Some things never change.
On the eve of the Holocaust, Hitler told his military, “Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?” This is why it was important for Pope Francis to cite this event. Moreover, Muslim madmen are carrying out another genocide of Christians today. Some things never change.
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About Rev. Robert A. Crutchfield

Bi-vocational minister who is Founder and Editor of FaithInspires.Org As seen in Google News, SelfGrowth.Com, ChristianHeadlines.com etc.

Posted on April 13, 2015, in Persecuted Christians and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Baba U Abhishiktmaharajpurohit

    Dearly beloved brother Pastor / Rev. Robert Crutchfield, in Christ,

    What the the global head of the Catholics said is right.

    But how can we say he is ‘Holy Father’. The words ‘Holy Father’ are used in the Bible by the Lord Jesus Christ only to address God the Father. Apostles, Prophets & Believers have been mentioned in the Bible as Holy Apostles & Holy Prophets as well as Holy Brethren / Saints.

    Please take what I said in a right sense, beloved brother Pastor.

    There’s no need for the Universal Church of Jesus Christ to depend on the head of the Babylonian Religious cult of Catholicism.

    Again the present Pope has proved to be a Devil by speaking against the Bible by advocating Homosex as well as by supporting the Evolution Theory.

    Let the true Church of Jesus Christ (the group of Born Again Believer Christians) stand on the Word of God & under the Anointing of the Holy Spirit to face every adverse circumstance.

    I appreciate the news details & historical evidences given by you as well as appreciate your journalistic skills.

    Stay blessed & be a great blessing to uncountable people!!!

    His unprofitable bond servant cum faithful Prophetic Apostle General & your own ever loving brother in Christ,

    Saint Apostle : Baba Universalfaithchristian D. A. Abhishiktmaharajpurohit

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