21 October 2021,   05:36
State Agency for Religious Issues presents a new photobook, Tbilisi’s Religious Monuments as of 2020

The State Agency for Religious Issues has presented a new album. The publication combines information about the existing, old or newly built religious buildings of all religious organizations in Tbilisi.

The event was attended by the Head of the Administration of the Government of Georgia, Ilia Darchiashvili and representatives of religious organizations.

According to Darchiashvili, the new publication is the first to bring together information about every operating, new or old, religious building run by all religious organizations in Tbilisi.

The successful work of the State Agency for Religious Issues since inception seven years ago proves that the Prime Minister"s initiative to create it was a prudent one, Ilia Darchiashvili added.

According to Chairman of the State Agency for Religious Issues Zaza Vashakmadze, thanks to the efforts of the leaders and clerics of various religious organizations, information and photo materials for the photobook were collected. The publication is unique in that it is the first to incorporate full and exhaustive information on all operating religious buildings (both old and newly built) run by every religious organization.

The photobook lists their exact numbers, identifying the address and name of each building, featuring their photos, and indicating their date of construction and status, whether they are monuments of cultural heritage, also identifying congregation leaders/rectors, and detailed information on Tbilisi"s religious map based on census data.