St. Barbara’s Church Robbed in Georgia

Natalya Mihailova | 15 October 2014
October 14, 2014. At night several individuals robbed St. Barbara's Church in the capital of Georgia.

“The church was not just robbed, it was profaned, because icons were removed from the walls and crosses were broken. This is an act of vandalism,” Father Ise, Rector of the church, declared.

Interfax-Religion, the Russian news agency, reported that policemen are currently inside the church and are not giving journalists any comments.

October 14 is a holiday in Georgia, a religious feast in honor of the Seamless Robe of Jesus Christ, the Dedication Day of the Svetistkhoveli Cathedral, the oldest church in the city of Mtskheta.

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