ARMENIAN CHURCHES COLLAPSING IN GEORGIA
There were more than 600 Armenian Apostolic Churches in Georgia and
now their number has sharply gone down.
Those that survived are in a miserable state : half-collapsing or
near to that. The only functioning church of the Armenian Apostolic
Church in Tbilisi is St. George church. Havlabar’s St. Echmiadzin
is under reconstruction now, St. Georgia church priest, Ter-Narek
Ghushchyan, told Panorama.am. Despite the fact that the Armenian
Apostolic Church was established in Georgia 16 centuries ago, it has
no legal status. "We act de facto but the state does not recognize
us with respective regulations and rights," Ter-Narek said.