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Service begins canonizing of 1.5 mln Armenians

The ceremony, which is believed to become the biggest canonization service in history, began in Armenia's main church

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The Armenian Church began Thursday a ceremony making saints of up to 1.5 million Armenians massacred by Ottoman forces, as tensions over Turkey’s refusal to recognize the killings as genocide hit a new peak.

The ceremony, which is believed to become the biggest canonization service in history, began in Armenia's main church, Echmiadzin, outside the capital Yerevan, an AFP correspondent reported.