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    Kavkas-Press, Georgia
    June 11 2011

    Georgian, Armenian patriarchs meet in Tbilisi

    Tbilisi, 11 June: At their closed meeting held at the Georgian
    Patriarchate on 11 June, Georgian Orthodox Patriarch Ilia II and
    All-Armenian Catholicos Garegin II agreed to start working on problems
    in relations between the two churches, the Georgian Kavkas-Press news
    agency reported on 11 June.

    The news agency also reported that the Armenian cleric raised the
    problem of granting Armenian churches in Georgia a legal status, while
    Ilia II spoke about the return of Georgian churches on Armenian
    territory to the Georgian Patriarchate. Ilia II also said that he was
    going to set up a special commission comprising scientists and urged
    the Armenian side to do the same.

    After the meeting, Garegin II said that the Armenian diaspora had
    never had problems in obtaining a legal status in Georgia.

    The Armenian catholicos is on his first visit to Georgia, which will
    last six days.