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U.S. Embassy Hails Law on Religious Minorities' Status
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 7 Jul.'11 / 17:08

The U.S. embassy in Tbilisi said on July 7, that it “welcomes Georgia’s decision to adjust the legal status of many religious faiths and confessions.” 

“Religious freedom is a fundamental human right and an essential element to any stable, peaceful, thriving society. Tolerance of fellow citizens’ beliefs is a cornerstone of all modern democratic societies,” the U.S. embassy said.

“We deeply respect and support the right of every citizen of this country to worship freely, without fear of intimidation or retribution, just as we acknowledge the Georgian Orthodox Church’s centrality to this society and its citizens – two principles, that are both enshrined in Georgia’s Constitution,” it said.

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