Pope Francis promulgated the decree recognising the heroic virtues of the Turkish bishop. For Bishop Bizzeti occasion of joy as "recognition" of the history of a people. His family exterminated during the First World War, but his story "goes beyond the Armenian genocide". Even today those who bear witness to the Gospel encounter 'difficulties, resistance'. After 14 years in February, the Turkish bishops visit the pope for an ad limina visit.
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The Armenian Foreign Minister has expressed satisfaction with the expansion of the Euma mission, which aims to protect the safety of the victims of the Nagorno Karabakh conflict. Azerbaijan has repeatedly objected to it, considering the presence of the Russian military sufficient. But for its future, Yerevan looks to Brussels much more than to Moscow.
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Since the start of Russia's special operation in Ukraine, Armenia's relationship with Kiev has been increasingly nurtured, also seen as a possible mediation to strengthen ties with the West. Until the ratification in recent days of the Rome Statute of the International Criminal Court and the now evident suspension of any action in favour of Russia.