Ilia II Calls for Unity among Followers

7/10/2011 The Patriarchate of Georgia is worried about an “anti-church campaign” which discriminates against the Orthodox Church and its followers. In a statement released by the Patriarchate, on October 5 His Holiness and Beatitude, Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia, Archbishop of Mtskheta-Tbilisi, Metropolitan of Bichvinta and Tskhum-Abkhazia Ilia II denied rumors of a confrontation at the ...

Religious rage: Armenians in Georgia feel tension amid Orthodox Protests

Gohar Abrahamyan Reporting from Tbilisi, Georgia 14.07.11 Last week’s parliamentary approval of amendments in Georgia’s Civil Code granting legal status to several religious minorities, including the Armenian Church, stirred a wave of discontent among the local Orthodox community, which only added to the numerous problems the local Armenian community has had. Armenians in Georgia, and in particular ...

Ex-president afraid of Armenian claims on Georgian Land

11.07.2011 Trend N.Kirtzkhalia Former Georgian President Eduard Shevardnadze predicts serious confrontation between the church and Georgian authorities over the adoption of a bill "On granting status of subject of public law to religious organizations" by the Parliament. "With this decision the parliament and president opposed the Patriarchate of Georgia," Shevardnadze said in an interview with the Georgian weekly ...

Opposition calls on Saakashvili to veto amendments on religious groups’ Law

By Mzia Kupunia 7/7/2011 The Georgian Patriarchate and some of the opposition have slammed changes made to the Georgian Civil Code on Tuesday, envisaging giving permission to the religious minority groups in Georgia to register as legal entities of public law in Georgia. In its second statement for the last two days, the Georgian Orthodox Church authorities ...

LIGHT OF AFRICA

On the initiative and with the blessing of His Beatitude Theodoros II, Pope and Patriarch of Alexandria and All Africa, regarding the creation of a Patriarchal Organization utilizing European developmental and humanistic programmes and following the completion of the anticipated procedures in collaboration with te Greek Ministry of Foreign Affairs, a Civic Non Profit Company, ...