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Attack in Tbilisi, Georgia

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  • frgregory@kronstadt.org
    Message 1 of 2 , Mar 12, 2004
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      Quoting Bishop Ambrose <ambrose@...>:

      >
      > ----- Original Message -----
      > From: Bishop Ambrose
      > To: Saint Gregory Palamas Monastery
      > Cc: Bishop Auxentios
      > Sent: Friday, March 12, 2004 10:48 AM
      > Subject: MOST URGENT
      >
      >
      > This morning, at 7.30 local time, a large group of armed police entered the
      > Church of the Iveron Icon in Gldani, Tbilisi, Georgia, where a congregation
      > of around 500 parishioners had gathered for the Pre-Sanctified Liturgy, and
      > having attacked and seriously injured a large number of persons, including
      > children, arrested the dean, Archpriest Vasili Mklavishvili , the priest
      > Gabriel Neimiridze and another eight people. It is unknown where they are
      > being held, and their safety is in great doubt. It is unquestionably the case
      > that this attack is the result of a request made last last week by a group of
      > American Senators demanding that the new Georgian government place under
      > arrest the "religious fanatics" who are impeding the missionary activities of
      > foreign sectarian groups in Georgia. The parish in Gldani has for the past
      > nine years been under the jurisdiction of His Eminence Metropolitan Cyprian
      > of Oropos and Fili. Those who know the conditions in Georgian penitenciaries
      > will realize that the survival of those under arrest (and those others who
      > will probably follow them into prison) is in great danger. We therefore
      > implore you to make a vehement protest to the Georgian Embassy in your
      > country, in order for the Georgian authorities to realise that their actions
      > are being observed internationally, and that any arbitrary injustice on their
      > part will not go unnoticed.
      > +Ambrose, bishop of Methoni, assistant to his
      > Eminence Metropolitan Cyprian of Oropos and Fili
      >
    • Symeon
      ... I guess here s a Congressman, anyway: /Symeon Noon, Monterey Calif.
      Message 2 of 2 , Mar 12, 2004
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        Symeon <fyh@...> writes:
        > Does anyone know who these "American Senators" are?

        I guess here's a Congressman, anyway:
        <http://www.csce.gov/crs_csce.cfm?crs_id=176>

        /Symeon Noon, Monterey Calif.
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