ENTIRE MANKIND REMEMBERS ABOUT ARMENIAN GENOCIDE: CARDINAL GIANFRANCO RAVASI
15:05, 27 October, 2014
YEREVAN, OCTOBER 27, ARMENPRESS: President of the Pontifical Council
for Culture, Cardinal Gianfranco Ravasi is sure that not only the
Armenians but also the entire mankind knows and remembers the Armenian
“Next year the world will mark the centenary of the big disaster –
Armenian genocide. I am aware of this terrible tragedy of Armenian
people through “40 Days of Musa Dagh” by Franz Werfel,” Gianfranco
Ravasi stated at a meeting held on October 27 at the Hall of Sessions
of YSU Academic Council, Armenpress reports.
In answer to the question whether the cardinal will attend 2015 April
events, he noted he does not know exactly, but no matter where he is,
he will always remember about that tragedy which has left its trace
in the history.
“A little while ago I was speaking to your Prime Minister. There is a
wish by you that the Pope of Rome comes to Armenia; there will probably
be a call of solidarity and brotherhood by the Catholic Church. I am
happy that not only Armenians but also the entire mankind remembers
that tragedy. It is important that young people too remember what
has happened to them so that they do not lose the national identity,”
the Cardinal stressed.