Visit of All-Armenian Catholicos to Georgia is over: communiqué not Signed

16/6/2011

Joint communiqué between Georgian and Armenian churches was not signed during the visit of Catholicos of All Armenians to Georgia. Working process and comparison of positions still continue, reported Metropolitan Gerasim, the head of foreign affairs department of Georgian Patriarchate.

He dismissed the reports saying it was the Armenian side which allegedly refused to sign the communiqué and marked that both sides should determine their positions, reports Georgia online.

Earlier, a number of Georgian media outlets reported that the communiqué was signed, which allegedly stated that the parties are entering a new phase, implying a determination of the legal status of the Armenian church in Georgia and Georgian Church in Armenia.

The visit of the Catholicos of All Armenians Karekin II to Georgia lasted from June 10 to 15.

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