Georgia: Did Orthodox arsonists destroy Baptist church?
Forum18.org 2003-06-16 - copyright by Forum18
In the wake of threats by the local Orthodox priest to burn down the Baptist church in Akhalsopeli in eastern Georgia, the building was wrecked by fire in the early hours of 15 June.
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"The walls survived the fire, but the interior has been reduced to ashes," Emil Adelkhanov of the Centre for Peace, Democracy and Development told Forum 18 News Service. "We're certain our priests were not involved," Metropolitan Danii
The same day that a Pentecostal church in the capital Tbilisi was blockaded by self-appointed Orthodox vigilantes (see separate F18News article), a Baptist church was set on fire in the village of Akhalsopeli in Kvareli district of eastern Georgia. "