April 25, 2006 - 18:21 AMTPanARMENIAN.Net
- There ceremony of commemoration of victims of the Armenian Genocide
, held by Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio
, Archbishop of Buenos Aires (Argentina) was a peculiar beginning of events marking the 91st anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, reports the Press Service of the Armenian MFA. The Cardinal urged Turkey to unconditionally recognize the Armenian Genocide as a gravest crime of Ottoman Turkey against the Armenian people and the entire humanity.
A mourning liturgy was served April 24 in Armenian churches of Argentine. Wreaths were laid at Armenian monuments. Youth organizations organized political actions: a procession, which then came to the Turkish Embassy building to protest. British House of Lords former Speaker, baroness Caroline Cox
delivered a lecture at the International Book Exhibition. Speaking of this crime against humanity she said the Genocide was not properly recognized in some countries owing to political considerations. She hoped Turkey will finally realize "the importance for the Turkish people to get rid of this load."
April 24 events marking the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide continues in Argentine. Armenian community members laid a wreath to monument to Argentinean national hero - general San-Martin. A monument opened in the Armenian Square of Buenos Aires dedicated to victims of the Armenian Genocide.
Argentinean media wrote about the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide for several days. April 23 the central 7th channel broadcast a program, dedicated to the Genocide.