Catholic Shrines & Places of Interest in the Republic of Georgia
There are approximately 80,000 Catholics in Georgia – around 2% of the total population. They are mostly found either in Tbilisi or in the southern region of the country, where exclusively Catholic villages exist.
About Catholic Churces in Tbilisi:
There are only about 1,000 practicing Catholics in Tibilisi; mostly Georgians and Armenians, as well as a small Assyrian community of the Chaldean Rite.
There are two Catholic churches in Tbilisi: the Cathedral of Our Lady in the old historical part of Tbilisi, and the parish church of St Peter and St Paul. Many other Catholic churches were confiscated by the Georgian Orthodox Church after the fall of communism, when the state gave all church property back to the Georgian Orthodox church.
A Neocatechumenal Way Mission involving priests, families in mission and lay persons has been present in Saints Peter and Paul church since 1991, helping and leading the parish.
Saints Peter and Paul Church also provides mass in English, catering for the growing Catholic expatriate population of Americans, Europeans, Indians and Maltese. Sunday English Masses are 10:00 a.m. and Latin at 5:00 p.m.
Traveling to Tibilisi:
Address: 55 Ivane Javakhishvili St, Tbilisi
GPS coordinates: 41° 42′ 36.2016” N, 44° 48′ 7.7292” E
Tel: +995 32-943060
Click here for the Facebook page of the Church of Saints Peter and Paul in Tbilisi
Recently, a new seminary has been completed on the outskirts of Tbilisi.
A Catholic church is also present in Sukhumi, in Abkhazia. Other Catholic Churches are found in Vale, Gori and in Batumi.