Christian Democratic Movement of Georgia has commented on the concerns of the Patriarchate of Georgian Orthodox Church, which said earlier that the negotiations between the Georgian and Turkish sides regarding the restoration of Georgia`s historic monuments on the territory of Turkey and rehabilitation of mosques on the territory of Georgia was conducted by rough violation of constitutional agreement between the government of Georgia and the Patriarchate.
The members of the parliamentary minority believe that the patriarchate should be in course of any negotiation regarding Georgia`s monasteries as the proprietor of each religious monument in and outside Georgia.
Christian Democrats say the positions and the recommendations of the patriarchate should be considered during the restoration of mosques and Georgian historic monuments.
Ministry of Culture has released a special statement in this regards today. The statement says the patriarchate of Georgia and the society interested in the care of the cultural heritage of Georgia were in course of the details of the negotiations between Georgian and Turkish sides, which were underway during the past few years. The statement says the last meeting with religious authorities in the patriarchate was held two days ago and reported the details of the agreement.
Georgian Orthodox Church marks the day of King Davit Aghmashenebeli on February 8. Holy services are held in every acting churches of the country. Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia will conduct the service dedicated to this day at the Holy Trinity cathedral.
Minister of Culture and Monument Protection of Georgia plans to contact the representatives of the Abkhazian puppet regime regarding the cultural monuments located on the territory of the occupied Abkhazia.
Tbilisi Zakaria Paliashvili Opera and Ballet Theatre has a new director - Minister of Culture Guram Odisharia has presented conductor Giorgi Jordania at this position today. Minister said the candidate was selected according to his professional experience on international level.
Visit of the Patriarch of All Georgia to the Russian capital continues. Late last night His Holiness was invited at the studio of the Georgian sculptor in Russia, Zurab Tsereteli, where Russian politicians were also present.
Director of the State Opera and Ballet Theatre has resigned - Davit Sakvarelidze has not officially commented on the reasons of his decision, however, behind the camera he confirmed that he had differences with the officials of the ministry of culture regarding the development of art and opera.
Ave Maria composed by the Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II was performed in honor of the visit of His Holiness to Moscow. Another anthem composed by Ilia II, dedicated to the Patriarch of Russia was also sung at the Christmas Festival held in the Russian capital.
Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II has been hosted by Russian Patriarch Kiril in Moscow today. The meeting, on which Georgian patriarch expressed his hope of solving problems in Georgia-Russia relations, was held at the Residence of the Russian Patriarch.