religion in Caucasus

Georgian PM congratulates Jews on Passover holiday

Georgian PM congratulates Jews on Passover holiday

The Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili wished a happy Passover to the Jewish people on Friday, noting the “precious” friendship between the two nations and their communities. In his congratulatory message for the …

Gakharia meets with Ilia II ahead of schedule

Gakharia meets with Ilia II ahead of schedule

On the eve, a meeting took place between the chairman of the party "For Georgia" Giorgi Gakharia and the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II. According to the former premier, he congratulated the patriarch on the 44th …

Georgia celebrates Saint George’s Day - Giorgoba

Georgia celebrates Saint George’s Day - Giorgoba

Today, on November 23, Georgia is celebrating one of the most important religious holidays in the country - the St. George's Day or Giorgoba. Festive services, dedicated to this day, are held in all the acting churches of Georgia. …

Gregorian Church bears responsibility for disappearance of Karabakh's Albans

Gregorian Church bears responsibility for disappearance of Karabakh's Albans

It is important to know Karabakh's history to understand the reasons behind current geopolitical developments in the South Caucasus, Fazil Gasimov, a PhD student in Istanbul University, UNESCO Representative of UNESCO-accredited "Ashiq Shamshir" Cultural Center Public Union writes in the article OPINION - Gregorian Church bears responsibility for disappearance of Karabakh's Christian Albanians for Anadolu Agency. He shares the results of his research on Karabakh's history from different sources

First collective prayers performed in Aghdam Juma mosque

First collective prayers performed in Aghdam Juma mosque

The first collective prayers were performed in the Juma Mosque, which is located in the Agdam region liberated after 27 years of occupation by the Armenian armed forces. The parishioners have covered the mosque's floor with …

Georgian President to pardon inmates on Orthodox Christmas

Georgian President to pardon inmates on Orthodox Christmas

Georgian President Salome Zurabishvili will issue a pardon decree on Orthodox Christmas on January 7 after a several-month moratorium on acts of amnesty. Zurabishvili earlier declared a moratorium on pardoning prisoners …

Pope Francis invites Ilia II to Vatican

Pope Francis invites Ilia II to Vatican

Pope Francis invited Georgian Catholicos Patriarch Ilia II to the Vatican next year to commemorate the 40-year anniversary since the latter’s “historic visit” in 1980. In the …

Summit of World Religious Leaders opens in Baku

Summit of World Religious Leaders opens in Baku

  The Second Summit of World Religious Leaders, which will bring together political, public, scientific and religious figures of various countries and representatives of international organizations, has opened in Baku today. …

Top cleric who insulted Ilia II dismissed in Georgia

Top cleric who insulted Ilia II dismissed in Georgia

A Holy Synod meeting yesterday has ended with the decision to dismiss Chkondidi Metropolitan Petre from the post and request the release of convicted archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze. The synod meeting was called after …

Yazidi temple opens in Armenia 

Yazidi temple opens in Armenia 

World’s largest Yazidi temple named Quba Mere Diwane was opened in Armenia yesterday. Armenian Deputy Prime Minister Ararat Mirzoyan and other officials participated in the opening ceremony. …

Eid Al Adha prayer performed at Azerbaijani mosques

Eid Al Adha prayer performed at Azerbaijani mosques

Muslims performed the Eid Al Adha prayer at all the mosques in Azerbaijan this morning. Eid al-Adha honors the willingness of the Prophet Ibrahim (Abraham) to sacrifice his son, Ismail, as an act of obedience to Allah’s command. …

Holy month of Ramadan begins

Holy month of Ramadan begins

Muslims throughout the world are ready to welcome the holy month of Ramadan, which began on Sunday evening, May 5.  The tradition began in the seventh century and commemorates the month when the Prophet Mohammed retreated to a cave …