Georgia grants Catholic Church legal status
CWN - August 25, 2011
Georgia--the former Soviet republic located between Russia and Turkey--has granted juridical status to the Catholic Church and other ecclesial communities “that have close historical ties with Georgia or that have become lawfully recognized as religions in member states of the Council of Europe.”
“This decision, so long awaited and now received with great satisfaction, allows religious institutions to be registered and to place themselves around the negotiating table as legally recognized partners,” L’Osservatore Romano notes.
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