Tbilisi, June 6, Interfax – The head of the Georgian Orthodox Church has offered his condolences to the family of late Abkhazian President Sergey Bagapsh and called him “a dignified member of the Abkhazian people and Orthodox Christian.”
“On behalf of the Georgian Orthodox Church, I wish to express sincere condolences over the death of Mr. Bagapsh, who was a dignified member of the Abkhazian people and Orthodox Christian. Any confrontation that has artificially been created from without and divides us in this world will fade out in the Kingdom of God. Let us pray that his immortal soul remain in peace in the kingdom of heaven,” Georgian media quoted Catholicos Patriarch Ilia II as saying in a letter.
Bagapsh died in Moscow on May 29 and was buried in Abkhazia on Thursday.