Latest News Wires Pope says 'genocide,' angers Turkey

Pope Francis has set off a diplomatic fracas between the Vatican and the Turkish government after referring to the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman government 100 years ago as a 'genocide.'

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Pope Francis sparked a diplomatic row on Sunday by calling the massacre of up to 1.5 million Armenians 100 years ago "the first genocide of the 20th century," prompting Turkey to accuse him of inciting hatred.