ARMENIAN CHURCH TO SOON HAVE LEGAL STATUS IN GEORGIA

ARMENPRESS
MAY 25, 2011
YEREVAN

"I think in near future Georgia will start giving legal status to all
its religious organizations", assistant to the president of Georgia
Van Bayburd said, speaking about giving legal status to Armenian
church in Georgia.

"This issue will get positive solution. Not only Armenian Apostolic
Church, but the Georgian Muslims as well as all other religious
organizations will have status", Van Bayburd said.

He said during the past six years in Armenian-populated
Samtskhe-Javakhq and Kwemo-Kartly 45 new churches were built. "Another
issue is that we do not have priests. We hope that when His Holiness
Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin B visits Georgia and meets
Georgian Patriarch Ilya II they will discuss the issues and solve
them", Van Bayburd said.


From: Baghdasarian