2011-09-26Georgia Adopts a New Law on the Status of Religious Organizations
On July 5, 2011 the Georgian parliament amended the Civil Code in an expedited way, within 5 working days, allowing religious organizations in Georgia to be registered as legal entities of public law. Some experts consider that the Georgian Parliament approved the amendment through violations of the bylaws. They also deem that amendment allows large interpretation of the norm, thus it requests better formulation.
2011-09-13WIKILEAKS: “Ilia II changed his mind to visit national stadium on May 26th of 2009 due to the fact of idolization of Giorgi Gachechiladze (aka Utsnobi
2011-08-31Father Basili Driven Out from Saingilo
The only Georgian priest father Basili was driven out of Saingilo. Father Basili was serving in Kakhi St. George Church. Before driving him out, security officials of Kakhi region prohibited him to whitewash the temple facade or arrange the church yard. The workers were thrown down from the scaffolds.
2011-07-06Parliament against the Patriarchate
Parliament unanimously adopted law on giving status of legal person of public law to the religious entities in Georgia yesterday. The draft law was unanimously supported by 70 deputies. The opposition did not attend the voting as they were requesting to postpone this issue and refused to participate in it.
2011-07-05Ilia the Second – “Procedures of Granting Status of Public Law Legal Entity to Some Religious Unities Must Stop”
2011-07-04Christian-Democrats Request Suspension of Granting Status of Legal Entity of Public Law to Religious Unions
2011-06-20Construction on Royal Christening Place – Topic for Disagreement
The construction is going on at the Royal Christening Place. Reportedly, an entertainment lounge is being constructed there. However, the owner denied the fact and said he is building a residential house.
2011-02-08Children Vandalized Evangelist-Baptist Church
In comparison with 2008-2009, incidents related to the restriction of freedom and intolerance on religious grounds has statistically decreased in 2010. However, several incidents have still been reported. On January 28, the Evangelist-Baptist Church was vandalized in the village of Akhalsopeli in Kvareli district. Church leader Marika Tskhadadze said that the police found the accused in the crime – they were pupils of the village public school.
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