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Delegation of Georgia's Church Heads for Moscow

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.kommersant.com/p-13513/r_530/Georgia_church_Moscow/ Nov. 04, 2008 Delegation of Georgia s Church Heads for Moscow A delegation of Georgian Orthodox
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      Nov. 04, 2008

      Delegation of Georgia's Church Heads for Moscow

      A delegation of Georgian Orthodox Church left for Moscow November 4
      to negotiate with spokesmen of Russia's Orthodox Church.

      It is the first visit of Georgian churchmen to Russia after the
      August events. The purpose to attain is confirming canonical rights
      of Georgian Orthodox Church in the conflict regions and straightening
      the existing misunderstanding, Georgian News reported with reference
      to a spokesman of Georgia's patriarchate.

      The delegation is led by Metropolitan Gerasime of Zugdidi and
      Tsaishi, who heads the External Affairs Department at Georgia's
      Patriarchate. Amid its members are Metropolitan Grigoli of Poti and
      Honi, Archbishop Andria of Gori and Samtavisi and ex-ambassador of
      Georgia to Russia Zurab Abashidze.

      The agenda sets forth meetings with His Holiness Patriarchy Alexy II
      of Moscow and All Russia, Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and
      Kaliningrad and representatives of Georgian Diaspora. The Moscow
      visit of Georgian churchmen will last till November 9.
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