Georgia: Pope Visits Tbilisi

Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili addresses Pope Francis with an official welcome speech at the presidential palace in Tbilisi on September 30. (Photo: Georgia's Ministry of Foreign Affairs)

Pope Francis arrived in Georgia on September 30, aiming to extend his outreach campaign to the Orthodox Christian world. The pontiff’s ecumenical message, however, is not an easy sell in Tbilisi.

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Monica Ellena is a Tbilisi-based freelance journalist.

Georgia: Pope Visits Tbilisi

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