Pope Francis arrives in Georgia on Friday for a three-day visit as part of a broader tour of the Caucasus region. Here are some key points about Georgia's ancient Christian tradition. - Ancient Christian nation - Georgia was the second nation in the world -- after neighbouring Armenia -- to adopt Christianity as a state religion in the early 4th century. Located at the crossroads of Europe and Asia, the mountainous country of 4.
Pope Francis will make two trips this year to the often-volatile Caucasus region.
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Turkish court sentenced five men on Wednesday to three consecutive life sentences each for the murder of three Christians, including a German national, nearly a decade ago.
Pope Francis called for Christians, Jews and Muslims to work together for peace as he toured holy sites in Jerusalem on Monday, the final day of his Middle East pilgrimage. On an early-morning tour of key sacred places in the walled...
VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis will visit Azerbaijan and Georgia in the autumn, the Vatican said on Saturday, one day after combatants in the region agreed to cease fighting that has killed dozens in the past week.