After Armenian President Sarki met with the Pope, he held talks with Cardinal Palolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See, and Archbishop Gallagher, Secretary-General of the Department of State of the Holy See and the Relations Departments of the States also attended.
(Vatican News Network)Pope Francis received Armenian President Armen Sarkissian at the Vatican on October 11. Later, the President of Armenia also met with Cardinal Palolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See, and Archbishop Gallagher, Secretary-General of the Ministry of State of the Holy See and the Relations Department of the States also was present.
The announcement in the press room of the Holy See pointed out that the two sides were “satisfied with the development and strengthening of the bilateral relationship between the Holy See and Armenia” during about 40 minutes of conversation, referring to the “ancient Christian traditions” of the country of Armenia. In addition, the two sides also expressed concern about some “international and regional political issues.”
At the end of the conversation, President Sarkisian presented to the Pope an Armenian woven carpet, an icon of St. Gregory of Nareko, and a pocket picture album depicting the Armenian Church. The pope presented a self-signed proclamation for the 2021 World Peace Day, a collection of his apostolic exhortations and encyclicals, and a painting entitled “The Wilderness Blossoms”.
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