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Also called Nerses Lampronats, bishop and nephew of St. Nerses Glaietsi. A native of Armenia, he was a noted scholar, theologian, and linguist who received ordination in 1169. After living for a time as a hermit, he became archbishop of Tarsus, distinguishing himself for promoting the reunion of Armenia with the Western Church, first through the Council of Hromkla and later through negotiations which culminated with the reunion in 1198. He also translated a number of Western writings into Armenian. including the Dwialogues of Pope St. Gregory the Great.

 


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