WARSAW (PanARMENIAN.Net)–The Polish Sejm (Poland’s Parliament) unanimously passed on Tuesday a resolution officially acknowledging the Armenian genocide. The document–initiated by the Sejm Presidium–reads in part–"The memory of the crimes of those years is a moral duty of all the states and people of good will. In the process of Turkey’s integration in the EU–the European Union deman’s the official recognition of the Armenian Genocide and establishment of relations with Armenia." The resolution is awaiting consideration in the Senate.
The Polish Parliament acknowledged the Armenian genocide despite claims of the Turkish Embassy in Poland. Archimandrite of Krakow Monastery Tadeush Isahakian-Zalezski said–"The day of acknowledgement of the Armenian genocide by Poland’s Government is a great day for Armenia’s of Poland–as well as all those who reserve themselves the right to come to know the real truth."
A solemn liturgy on occasion of the 1600th anniversary of the creation of the Armenian written language was conducted in the Church of St. Mikolay in Krakow yesterday. Representatives of the Catholic and Roman Catholic Churches–as well as of the Armenian community of Poland took part in the event.