Representative Adam Schiff (D-CA), the lead sponsor of the Armenian Genocide Truth and Justice Resolution, on Sunday released statement applauding Pope Francis for courageously recognizing the Armenian Genocide, Asbarez reports.
“Pope Francis has proven himself a remarkable figure in every way, and his recognition today of the Armenian Genocide was another courageous milestone in his Papacy. The Pope was exactly right when he said that ‘concealing or denying evil is like allowing a wound to keep bleeding without bandaging it.’ I hope that the Pope’s words will inspire our President and Congress to demonstrate a like commitment to speaking the truth about the Armenian Genocide and to renounce Turkey’s campaign of concealment and denial.
“America must speak plainly about the facts of what happened one hundred years ago, when in the throes of defeat, the Ottoman Empire murdered one and a half million Armenian men, women and children. With the centennial of the genocide fast approaching, and with a few survivors still among us, the time for inexcusable silence has come to an end.”