Armenians never worship in Albanian churches in Azerbaijan - State Comittee

Mubariz Gurbanli, Chairman of the State Committee

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# 14 April 2023 11:06 (UTC +04:00)

"Caucasian Albania, where Christianity spread through with the apostles of Jesus Christ and developed into the official state religion, was one of the oldest states located on the territory of Azerbaijan," said the Chairman of the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations Mubariz Gurbanli at the X international conference named "Caucasus Albania: Religious and Social Life", APA reports.

According to him, the fact that the independent Apostolic Church of Caucasian Albania took its origin directly from the Church of Jerusalem was the main factor that distinguished it from the Armenian-Gregorian Church and irritated Armenians throughout the history: "It is for this reason that in different periods of the history, we are witnessing that Armenians tried to make the Albanian Church dependent on the Armenian-Gregorian Church, by flattering the foreigners who occupied these lands."