After the Ottomans surrendered in 1918, the leaders of the Young Turks fled to Germany, which promised not to prosecute them for the genocide. (However, a group of Armenian nationalists devised a plan, known as Operation Nemesis, to track down and assassinate the leaders of the genocide.) Ever since then, the Turkish government has denied that a genocide took place. The Armenians were an enemy force, they argue, and their slaughter was a necessary war measure. Today, Turkey is an important ally of the . and other Western nations, and so their governments have likewise been reluctant to condemn the long-ago killings. In March 2010, a . Congressional panel at last voted to recognize the genocide.
The original document When I Call for Help: A Pastoral Response to Domestic Violence Against Women was developed by the Committee on Women in Society and in the Church and the Committee on Marriage and Family of the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), approved for publication by the Administrative Committee in September 1992, and affirmed by the full body of . Catholic bishops at its November 1992 General Meeting. This revised tenth anniversary edition was approved by the full body of . Catholic bishops at its November 2002 General Meeting and has been authorized for publication by the undersigned.