Karekin II complained about Georgia to Obama
Catholicos of All-Armenians Karekin II wrote a letter to US President
Barack Obama in 2009 complaining about the condition of religious
minorities in Georgia. US Vice-Ambassador to Armenia Joseph
Pennington’s dispatch was declassified by WikiLeaks, Georgia Online
Karekin II said that the Armenian Orthodox Church failed to start
cooperating with the Georgian Church. He said that the status of
religious minorities and the refusal of the Georgian government to
return real estate of other churches are the main problems.
The Armenian catholicos wants President Obama to make Georgia fulfil
its international orbligations and allow Christian churches to operate
normally. As an example, Karekin II mentioned the destruction of the
Surd Gevorg Church in Tbilisi.