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STATUE OF GREGORY OF NAREK UNVEILED IN VATICAN #886

06.04.2018

In the framework of his official visit to the Holy See, Armenia's President Serzh Sargsyan attended the ceremony of unveiling the statue of Doctor of the Church St. Gregory of Narek in Vatican. After the unveiling of the statue in the Vatican Gardens, an ecumenical ceremony was held, attended by His Holiness Pope Francis, His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, and His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Great House of Cilicia.

The author of two-meter-high bronze statue is People's Artist of Armenia, sculptor, jeweler, AJA member David Yerevantsi. The statue is made of two copies: one was erected in Vatican, and the second will be installed in Etchmiadzin, the spiritual center of all Armenians.


Gregory of Narek (951 - 1003) was an Armenian monk, poet, mystical philosopher, theologian, composer and saint of the Armenian Apostolic Church and the Roman Catholic Church.

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