Pope Francis, Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan and his wife Rita attend a commemoration ceremony for Armenians killed by Ottoman Turks at the Tsitsernakaberd Memorial Complex in Yerevan, Armenia, June 25, 2016. REUTERS/David Mdzinarishvili
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Pope Francis Saturday insisted memory "cannot be stifled" as he visited the main Armenian genocide memorial in Yerevan, on the second day of a trip likely to stir tensions with Turkey.Francis -- accompanied by President Serzh Sarkisian -- laid a wreath and prayed at the Tsitsernakaberd site where 12 giant stars represent the regions where Armenians says Ottoman forces killed some 1.5 million of their people from 1915 to 1917 .Armenians have long sought international recognition for the World War I killings as genocide.
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