Georgian Patriarchate is ready to dialogue with Abkhazia on Church Question

Tbilisi, December 9, Interfax – The Georgian Orthodox Church is open to the dialogue with Abkhazia, head of the Georgian Patriarchate Foreign Department Metropolitan Gerasim of Zugdidi and Tsaish told journalists. Thus he commented on statements made by a representative of Abkhazian clergy priest Vissarion Aplia about readiness to tune church relations with Tbilisi. Father ...

The head of the Georgian Church urged Georgians and Abkhazians to forgive Each Other

28/8/2010 Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II said that the war in Abkhazia in the early 1990's was directed against the unity and brotherhood of Abkhazians and Georgians, and noted that they should forgive each other, because only in that their salvation. "The war in Abkhazia was actually not between Abkhazians and Georgians, and against the unity ...

Georgian Church ‘Surprised’ Over Russian Patriarch’s S.Ossetia Move

25/9/2010 Head of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Ilia II, told Russia's Patriarch Kirill in a letter released on September 25 that it was a surprise to learn that he had congratulated Georgia's breakaway South Ossetia on "independence day" last week. The news that "you have sent a message of congratulation to self-styled President of South Ossetia triggered ...

Georgian Patriarch ready to share church lands with Population

Tbilisi, August 30, Interfax – Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II has come up with the initiative of sharing the lands of the Orthodox Church with the population and building special communities on them. "The Georgian Church has several thousand hectares of land at its disposal. I am ready to present all this land to people ...