(ANSAmed) – ANKARA, APRIL 21 – The Grand Mufti Mehmet Gormez, the top Sunni Muslim religious authority in Turkey, has repeated his criticism of Pope Francis for describing the 1915 mass killing of Armenians as genocide, Turkish media reported Tuesday. Gormez described the remarks as “immoral”, according to the reports.

“I consider the pope’s statement to be immoral and I cannot link it to the basic values of Christianity,” Gormez is quoted by the online edition of Zaman as saying.