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Georgian Patriarchy for neutrality of church

2009-06-03 10:23

Church must be politically neutral to perform one of its important missions: unification of the nation, stated Patriarch's secretary, archpriest Mikheil [Botkoveli], at yesterday's press conference - Novost-Gruzia.


His statement also mentioned that some politicians has recently repeatedly proposed to include the Patriarchy's representative into the state commission for constitutional reforms[the first meeting to be held today].

"The inclusion of church in the process of discussion of various legal issue is unjustified, as this process will naturally be developing with political debates on the backdrop; and the church must be politically neutral to perform a most important function of the institution - to unite the nation, the Patriarchy statement claims.

The Georgian Orthodox Church representatives reminded that "previously, before the wide discussion, the constitutional agreement between the state and the church was signed". "the status of the church, defined with this document, is fully acceptable for us, and its revision - now or in the future - we regards as inadmissible", the statement explains.


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