Roughly 80% of Georgia’s population is Christian, with most belonging to the Georgian Orthodox Church. Georgia was the second country in the world (after Armenia) to adopt Christianity as the official state religion in 326 CE.
Despite the huge influence of Christianity in Georgia, there is lots of diversity in the country and thus lots of tolerance for other religions. Some Abkhazians and Georgians from the southern and southwestern parts of the country (like Adjara) are Sunni Muslims, as are Azerbaijanis. Assyrians, Armenians, Greeks and Russians have their own orthodox churches, and there are also a small number of Catholics. (more…)