05 April 2018, 18:09
Pope and Armenian president unveil monument to Armenian saint in Vatican Gardens
Yerevan, April 5, Interfax - Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan during his visit to the Vatican had a meeting with Pope Francis.
The presidential press service reports that Sargsyan thanked the Pope for his loyalty to bilateral relations, and for the established sincere and warm dialogue.
He said it was his fifth meeting with the Pope in the last few years.
The unveiling ceremony of a monument to Gregory of Narek, an Armenian saint recognized by Catholics as a Doctor of the Church, was held in the Vatican Gardens on Thursday and was attended by the Pope, the Armenian President, the Catholicos of all Armenians Karekin II and the Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia Aram I.
Sargsyan thanked the Pope for the decision and said that a copy of the sculpture would be erected in the spiritual center of the Armenian Church Etchmiadzin.
The president and the Pope expressed their readiness to continue developing and deepening interstate relations between Armenia and the Vatican and strengthening spiritual and cultural ties, the press service said.
The meeting was also marked by the ceremony of exchanging presents.
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