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A symbol of brotherly friendship

· Karekin II to Cardinal Sepe for the relocation of the relics of St Gregory the Armenian ·

It is an “expression of the brotherly bonds between the Armenian Church and the Catholic Church, and of the friendship of the Armenian and the Italian peoples”. This is how His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians, commented, in a message sent to the Cardinal-Archbishop of Naples, Crescenzio Sepe, on the relocation of the relics of St Gregory within the chapel of the Church of San Gregorio Armeno in Naples, which were moved to place of dignity within the church and set with in a “khatchkar”. According to ancient tradition, the Patriarch recalled, “in Medieval times several relics of St Gregory the Illuminator were carried from Armenia to the city of Naples and later placed in this church built in his honour”. From that time, the Saint has been considered one of the Patrons of this city. The ceremony in Naples, Karekin II said, is a most “memorable milestone in the history of the collaboration of our Churches and of the friendship between our peoples”.

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