AAC Accuses Georgian Authorities Of Indifference To Armenian Sacred PlacesNovember 29 2009 at 8:40 PM
Response to "Cynical crime against Armenian cultural and religious heritage"
AAC ACCUSES GEORGIAN AUTHORITIES OF INDIFFERENCE TO ARMENIAN SACRED PLACES
22.11.2009 18:25 GMT+04:00
The Armenian Apostolic Church accused Georgian
authorities of indifference to Armenian sacred places in the country,
what resulted in collapse of Surb Gevorg of Mughni Church in Tbilisi.
"Armenia's attempts to negotiate the legal status of Surb Gevorg of
Mughni and other Armenian churches in Georgia proved fruitless. The
indifference of Georgian authorities contradicts the country's
international commitments to establish good-neighborly relations,
to protect the national minorities' rights and to preserve their
cultural and historical heritage," AAC Supreme Spiritual Council said
in a statement.
The SSC called on Georgian leadership and Georgian Orthodox Church to
grant a legal status to the AAC and preserve Armenians' sacred places.