Update on Norashen.

Finally we got a reaction from our Apostolic Church.

The Armenian Apostolic Church (AAC) condemns the actions of the Georgian clergy in Norashen Church in Tbilisi, head of Holy Echmiadzin’s press office, father Vahram Melikyan told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter.

“We are hopeful that the Georgian church hierarchy will prevent further “initiatives” of father Tariel Sikinchelashvili,” he said.

On November 16, Georgian monk Tariel Sikinchelashvili instructed workers to raze to the ground the graves of Mikhail and Lidia Tamamshev.

This barbarian act outraged Armenians, who demanded to let the graves in their place. However, Father Tariel responded with harsh statements.

Upon arrival of representatives of the Armenian Apostolic Church and parliament member Van Bayburt, the Georgian monk said he just wanted to replace the gravestones to “clean under them.”

Policemen have filed a formal report about the incident.

A representative of Georgian Ombudsman also arrived at the site.

Watch video of barbarian act.



Filed under armenia, Georgia, world

3 responses to “Update on Norashen.

  1. Ani

    I have to say that I thought I’d heard of everything by now, but–cleaning under gravestones?? Ridiculous.

  2. More interesting Ani jan,that no one from our friends abroad haven’t written even one line about this.
    Edik Baghdasaryan will be cured soon,but Norashen we can loose forever.

  3. Ani

    Well, you see that’s why many voices are needed, because there are many different stories that need to be covered! I think that Blogian would be very interested in this story.

    As for Edik, it’s part of a very disturbing pattern of beatings, NOT ONE of which has been solved by the police, and which includes as well the beatings of the HIMA members. A zero percent solve rate is ludicrous as well as suspicious, wouldn’t you agree? Or, if the police force is really that incompetent, shouldn’t there be a massive restructuring?

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