Regulations will be established for media representatives in the spaces belonging to the Patriarchate, and accreditation will be required on major holidays, said the Head of the Public Relations Service of the Patriarchate of Georgia, Andria Jagmaidze.
He stated at the briefing that the Patriarchate operates within the framework of Georgian legislation, based on which it is informing the public and the media about regulations.
“A decision has been made to use the legal right, like other agencies or organizations and to establish regulations for media representatives in the spaces belonging to the Patriarchate, which in some cases, especially on major holidays, also involves the use of the accreditation rule. The right to property gives the Patriarchate the opportunity to determine the rules of behavior on its territory. The Patriarchate operates within the framework of the Georgian legislation, on the basis of which it is informing the public and the media in advance about regulations. Each regulation will be aimed at ensuring that church services are conducted in a proper manner. Apart from the fact that according to the bylaws of the temple, it is necessary for a journalist to occupy a place reserved for the media, in some cases the Patriarchate will reserve the right to control the issue of attendance,” said Jagmaidze.