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Orthodoxy in Abkhazia

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Orthodoxy in Abkhazia

The orthodox church in

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  2. ^ The Eastern Orthodox churches: concise histories with chronological checklists of their primates, Burgess, Michael, London.
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  4. ^ A long walk to church: a contemporary history of Russian Orthodoxy, 2nd ed, Davis, Nathaniel
  5. ^ a b Вновь обострился конфликт внутри православной общины Абхазии. May 15, 2006. Retrieved on June 26, 2007 (Russian)
  6. ^ Georgia: International Religious Freedom Report 2005. The United States Department of State. Retrieved on May 24, 2007.
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Most of the ethnic Armenians living in Abkhazia who form the second largest ethnic group in the region of Abkhazia after the Abkhaz people, forming 20% of the Abkhazian population with 45,000 out of a total of 215,000, belong to the Armenian Apostolic Church.

Armenian Apostolic Church

[5] The Russian church officials published translations of the The Russian church officials published translations of the [6] The Georgian church officials complain that the Russian church interferes in Abkhazia by training and sending in priests loyal to Moscow.

[5] the war in Abkhazia, the only remaining Orthodox priest of the Georgian Church, ethnic Abkhaz Vissarion (Appliaa) headed the local Orthodox community. In the following years, the recently consecrated clerics from the neighbouring Russian

However, the Georgian Orthodox Church is unable to operate there and most of its clerics as well as the parish have been expelled during the Abkhazian war and in its aftermath. [3] The Current head of the orthodox church in Abkhazia is Archbishop Daniel of Tskhum-Apkhazeti Eparchy[4]

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