Catholicos to Visit Georgia

ETCHMIADZIN (Armenpress)–On August 23 the Catholicos of All Armenia’s Karekin II received the deputy of Georgian Parliament–the first Deputy chairman of Union of Armenia’s of Georgia Van Baiburtian and the chairman of "Veratsnund" Armenian community of Ajaria Armen Gevorgian. The guest congratulated the Catholicos on the occasion of his 50th birthday and expressed his hope that Armenian-Georgian relations will remain friendly and close.

According to Holy See press office–during the meeting the coming visit of His Holiness to Georgia (Nimotsminda–Akhalkalak–Akhalckha) was discussed.

The Catholicos said that–accepting the invitation of the president of Ajaria Aslan Abashidze and meeting the wish of Ajarian Armenia’s–within the framework of visit His Holiness will visit Batumi also–in order to sanctify the reconstructed Armenian church.


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