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A special event marking the 850th anniversary of St. Nerses Shnorhali’s passing will take place at the Vatican. A committee formed to organize the event met on Tuesday, March 21, in Rome to make the preliminary preparations and announce the events, slated to take place in the fall. 

The organizing committee is comprised of Archbishop Khajag Barsamian, representing the Catholicosate of All Armenians; Archbishop Nareg Alyemezian, representing the Catholicosate of the Great House of Cilicia, and Bishop Vartan Boghosian of the Armenian Catholic Patriarchate of Cilicia, along with a representative of the Vatican. 

The events marking the anniversary include an ecumenical prayer at the St. Peter Basilica, an international conference at the Pontifical Oriental Institute dedicated to the legacy of St. Nerses Shnorhali, and a concert featuring his hymns and liturgical music at the Sistine Chapel.