VATICAN CITY (Armenpress) — The official inaugural ceremony of the bronze statue of St. Gregory of Narek will be held in the Vatican on April 5, the Italian Catholic news service ACI Stampa reports.
The author of the article, Andrea Gagliarducci, writes that according to some non-official reports, the inaugural ceremony of the statue will be attended by Armenia’s President Serzh Sargsyan, Pope Francis and Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II.
“The inaugural ceremony of the statue of St. Gregory of Narek will be another tangible sign of high-level relations of the Catholic and the Armenian Apostolic churches which further strengthened during Pope Francis’ visit to Armenia — the First Christian Nation, in 2016. Pope Francis aims at having excellent relations with the Armenian community,” Gagliarducci wrote.
The article also noted that during the discussion on erecting the statue the representatives of the Armenian Apostolic church had high-level meetings at the Vatican.
On March 21 Armenia’s Ambassador to the Vatican Mikayel Minasyan released details over the works on erecting the statue of St. Gregory of Narek.