Grigor Narekatsi - an eternal symbol of solidarity between the two Christian communities. President Armen Sarkissian visited the bronze statue of St. Gregory Narekatsi in the Vatican Gardens
President of the Republic Armen Sarkissian and his wife Nouneh Sarkissian visited St. Peter's Basilica in the Vatican, toured the Cathedral and viewed the statue of St. Gregory the Illuminator in the outer niche of the Cathedral.
President Sarkissian also visited the Vatican Museums and viewed the art collections of the Popes, which include the most famous classical sculptures and Renaissance masterpieces.
President Armen Sarkissian visited and laid flowers at the bronze statue of St. Gregory Narekatsi, the great son of the Armenian people, proclaimed the Archpriest of the Ecumenical Church, standing in the heart of the Catholic world, in the gardens of the Vatican, next to the great saints. The President noted that Gregory Narekatsi and his legacy are an eternal symbol of solidarity between the two Christian communities.
President Sarkissian also visited the part of the Vatican Gardens where the Armenian khachkar, donated by Catholicos of All Armenians Garegin I to Pope John Paul II in 1996, is installed.