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Georgia: Orthodox priests snub pope visit

Published on 05 Feb 2020 / In Youtube Clips

Pope Francis is in Georgia to mend relations between the Catholic and Orthodox Churches, who have been divided for almost 1,000 years.

But Orthodox priests have been protesting against his visit, claiming it is an affront to the purity of the Georgian Orthodox religion and people.

Religious and right-wing nationalists have been active in Georgia in advance of parliamentary elections next weekend.

Al Jazeera’s Robin Forestier-Walker reports from Tbilisi.

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