Armenian community was happy to hear about election of new Pope, noting
that Archbishop Bergoglio had friendly ties with the Armenian
He also participated in the events dedicated to the
Armenian Genocide, was present at the liturgy conducted by Catholicos of
Seven years ago Archbishop Bergoglio urged Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide, RFE/RL Armenian service reported.
In the social networks Argentinean Armenians expressed hope that he would preserve his position.
The massacres of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire were termed as genocide by Vatican under Pope John Paul II.