Georgian, Ecumenical Patriarchs not expected in Abkhazia

Sukhum, May 23, Interfax - The head of self-proclaimed Abkhaz Orthodox Church Priest Vissarion Aplia, said that the visit of Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia and the Ecumenical Patriarch to Abkhazia was impossible. "The visit of Ilia II to Abkhazia is out of the question. He allows himself to make political statements and says that Abkhazia ...

Abkhaz Church cannot be independent without Georgian permission

7/2/2012 The Abkhaz Church cannot become independent until the Georgian Orthodox Church gives permission, secretary of the All-Georgian Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II said, News Georgia reports. A meeting was held at the Freedom Square in Sukhumi on Friday. People filed a letter demanding separation from the Georgian Orthodox Church. The meeting was inspired by a visit of Abkhaz Patriarchy ...