Ilia II says Karekin II “too young and inexperienced”

19/6/2011

PanARMENIAN.Net – Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II said that the Georgian Church is “open for everyone but it will not allow suppression of the Georgian people and state.”
When commenting on the recent visit of His Holiness Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians to Georgia, Ilia II said that “Karekin II is young and should gain more experience.” “He is smart and hurrying. But I told him that calmness is the best choice,” the Georgian Patriarch said.
“Armenians want more Armenian churches in Georgia and, in response, we offered to open more Georgian ones in Armenia. We also agreed that our future cooperation will be more effective,” he added.

According to an agreement reached by the two supreme leaders in Tbilisi, Armenian and Georgian Churches will form committees to settle current issues between the Armenian Apostolic and Georgian Orthodox Churches.

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