President of Armenia Serzh Sargsyan, who is in Vatican on an official visit, visited the Vatican museums, where an Armenian medieval cross-stone was unveiled with his participation, Department for Mass Media and Public Relations of the Armenian President’s Office informed.
Cardinal Giuseppe Bertello, Director of the Vatican Museums Professor Antonio Paolucci welcomed the President of Armenia in front of the museum’s building and accompanied Serzh Sargsyan to the cross-stones’ permanent exhibition hall.
Cardinal Bertello and Professor Antonio Paolucci delivered a speech. The history of the cross-stone was presented. The speakers noted that the vivid example of the Armenian culture – the cross-stone, was found out in the 17th century, Vatican, in the neighborhood of St. Peter’s Square.
President of Armenia presented the Vatican Museum with a sculpture by Armenian modern sculptor Karen Baghdasaryan.