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Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Armenia and Georgia discussed the issue of the church

2011-07-05 17:30

Ministries of Foreign Affairs of Armenia and Georgia discussed the issue of the church. 19186.jpegThe issue of status of the Armenian Church in Georgia was discussed during the recent visit of Foreign Minister of Armenia Edward Nalbandian in Georgia among other issues. As the "Georgia-News" reported, this was said to reporters today by Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs of Georgia Nino Kalandadze.

"Naturally, during the visit of Nalbandian we touched on the status of the Armenian Church, moreover, that the status has long put by many of our friendly states ... At a meeting in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Georgia we discussed the theoretical possibilities of the way we can solve this problem and how Georgia can help any religion, including the Armenian church"- noted the deputy minister.

The Georgian parliament last week adopted amendments in first reading, under which the Armenian Church, the Roman Catholic Church, the Muslim community, the Jewish community and the Baptist church in Georgia were assigned the status of a public legal entity.

The head of the Georgian Church, Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II has asked parliament to postpone further consideration of these amendments and to hold a public discussion of this issue.

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