Statement by Georgian Patriarchate

Recently, there have been appeared publications about health of Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II in Georgian media specifying no sources the articles give “detail information” on events which did not occurred in reality. Those articles cast aspersions on specific hierarchy as well as the Georgian Patriarchate in general.
We are certain that such articles and materials about the Catholicos Patriarch are directed to discredit the church authority and image among the population.

We kindly ask everyone to be concerned about such publications.