One Million GEL to be Spent on David Gareja Monastery Rehabilitation

Georgia Today - 21/1/16 TBILISI – The Municipal Development Fund sector of the Ministry of Regional Development and Infrastructure is set to carry out the rehabilitation of the David Gareja monastery complex, with financial support from the World Bank and Georgian Government. The project aims to contribute to the preservation of cultural heritage and to contribute to the ...

Financing of Church from state budget to increase in 2013

GEORGIA ONLINE - 6th November 2012 According to the draft budget for 2013, funding of the Georgian Orthodox Church from the state budget increases from GEL 22.8 to GEL 25 million (USD15 million). Notably, two weeks ago the “Georgian Dream” collation announced the new government did not plan to finance the Church from the budget. David Berdzenishvili ...

Georgia Church Leader: Ivanishvili Should Have Georgian Citizenship

Civil Georgia, Tbilisi 13/11/2011 Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Ilia II, said President Saakashvili should restore billionaire philanthropist Bidzina Ivanishvili’s Georgian citizenship, which he has lost following his announcement about going into politics last month. “There is much talk about whether Bidzina Ivanishvili should have or not the Georgian citizenship. Of course he should have it, ...

Mikheil Saakashvili and Illia the Second Opened Opera and Music Hall in Kutaisi

30/12/2010 Catholicos patriarch of Georgia Illia the Second and President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili opened an opera and music hall in Kutaisi. 4,800,000 GEL was spent on the rehabilitation of the Kutaisi opera and the music hall. The first event was held in music hall yesterday. Musical compositions for Catholicos patriarch, his holiness and beatitude, the chief ...