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Georgian Patriarchate concerned over filming in Georgian church located on Azeri soil

By Messenger staff
Tuesday, September 8
The Patriarchate of Georgia has appealed to both the Georgian and Azerbaijani governments for the adoption of proper measures against the developments taking place in the St. George Cathedral, currently on the Azerbaijani soil, where a film is currently being produced.

The Patriarchate’s statement was released in regard to a short film shot inside the very important St. George Cathedral in historical Hereti (currently in Azerbaijani territory), that had recently been released on the internet.

“The filmmakers turned the cathedral, a place of worship for both Christians and Muslims, into a playground,” says the statement.

The statement reads that the film included abusive actions against religions, and a certain part of the movie, wherein allegedly Catholic monks beaten up, was shot inside the holy building.

According to the Patriarchate, the above-mentioned occurrence symbolizes the neglect of religious feelings of thousands of people.

“Believers have been walking barefoot and praying in this cathedral for centuries.

We call on the governments of Georgia and Azerbaijan to immediately investigate the incident and adopt relevant measures,” says the Patriarchate’s statement.