Georgian Orthodox Church will be assisted to get the status in different countries
As Prime Minister Nika Gilauri reported in an interview, his country is ready to assist the Georgian Orthodox Church in getting status in various countries. According to "Trend", Gilauri added that the Georgian government has no plans to consider the assignation of property of the Orthodox Church of Georgia to anyone else. "The decision of Georgian Parliament on granting the status of public rights to various religious groups has no relation to property matters" - the Prime Minister stressed.
According to him, the Government agreed with the decision, which was adopted yesterday at a meeting of the Holy Synod, to create a commission that will monitor the implementation of the agreements on this subject.
In turn, as the head of a parliamentary committee on human rights Lasha Tordia added, the State and the Church will establish three commissions.
The first will focus on the status of the Georgian Orthodox Church abroad, the second - will examine property issues, the third - will monitor compliance with the concordat (the announcement).
All three committee will include both religious leaders and lay people - scientists, politicians and public figures.