SHAFAQNA (Shia International News Association)
The Georgian Governments Financial Affairs Commission held a meeting where the representatives of the three major religions were in attendance. In the meeting, the issue of sacred relics that were previously taken to be returned to the rightful religious organisations was discussed. During the meeting, their financial value was weighed.
Acoording to news reports in the Georgian media, this meeting was seen as the first that assessed the possessions and the financial situation of religious organisations.
Close to 58 buildings and their position was assessed in the meeting and it was decided that 21 of them would be handed over to Georgian Muslim control.
The remaining Muslim places of worship that weren’t returned will be decided at a later date. According to the Georgian Government Religious Affairs Committee President Zaza Vasakmadze, the religious representatives of Islamic, Christian, and Jewish communities had applied to the government for the return of the places of worship. The Armenian Catholic Church will also be making an application soon.