Handing over of Armenian churches must be based on principles of equality – Georgian patriarch
The Georgian Orthodox Church passed a statement after the fire at the Church of St. Nikolai (Surb Nshan) on Serebryanaya Str. in Tbilisi.
The Georgian patriarch says that the church needs enforcement. A joint commission should be organized for archeological studies. Georgian and Armenian officials must take part in the process to give impartial results.
Churches require scientific research before being passed to the Georgian Church on the basis of equality. This concerns Georgian churches in Armenia, Lor-Tashir Eparchy and the Armenian churches in Georgia.