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Turkey spat sees Pope tread warily in Armenia

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>> Pope Francis heads to Armenia this weekend, where he will choose his words carefully so that he doesn't upset Turkey after last year when he described the killing of nearly a million and a half Armenians in 1915 as a genocide. I'm Phil Pullella, Reuter's Vatican correspondent and I'm here in Rome, where nearby, the Pope is preparing for his trip.
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> They recalled their ambassador to the Vatican and they kept him away for ten months, which is a very, very long time.
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The Vatican is very keen that there is no more diplomatic incidence, so with all likelihood the Pope will not actually say the word genocide. But he will use an Armenian term, which basically means the great evil or the great calamity. One of the ironic things during this trip is that the Pope will be going to a memorial, which Armenians themselves call the memorial and the museum to the genocide.
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But he won't be using the word genocide.