The Sistine Chapel Choir, the Pope’s personal choir that is based in Vatican City, is scheduled to make its debut in Taiwan today.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs says the concert is part of an effort to promote bilateral cultural exchanges.

The choir, one of the world’s oldest religious choirs, will stage its only performance in Taiwan at the National Concert Hall in Taipei today.

Monsignor Paul Fitzpatrick Russell, the Vatican’s top envoy in Taiwan, says there have been very few countries the choir goes to perform, and the performance is a sign of friendship between the Holy See and Taiwan.

During the choir’s four-day visit that will last until Thursday, members will take a tour of the National Palace Museum in Taipei to learn more about local culture.


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