religion in Caucasus

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

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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 …

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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. …

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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 …

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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. …

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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. …

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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 …

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New mosque built in Gekhi-Chu  

In the village of Gekhi-Chu in the Urus-Martan district of Chechnya, a mosque with a capacity of 50 people was opened today. The opening ceremony was attended by the district  Qadi Alu Amerkhanov. “Heads of rural settlements …

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Georgia celebrating St. George's Day - Giorgoba

Today 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. Especially this …

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