PATRIARCH ILIA BELIEVES PRIEST CONVICTED OF ATTEMPTED MURDER IS INNOCENT

Pravoslavie.ru - 7/9/17 His Holiness Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia believes that Archpriest George Mamaladze, sentenced to 9 years in prison yesterday for premeditated attempted murder and illegal possession of firearms, could not have committed such a crime, reports interpressnews.ge. Fr. George was arrested on February 10 at the Tbilisi airport with cyanide found in his luggage, intending to fly to ...

GEORGIAN PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE SAYS PRIEST PLANNED TO KILL PATRIARCH ILIA’S SECRETARY

Pravoslavie.ru - March 2017 In a report detailing the ongoing investigation into the poisoning scandal that has rocked the Orthodox nation of Georgia, the Prosecutor’s Office has alleged that Archpriest George Mamaladze attempted to take cyanide to Berlin where the beloved Patriarch Ilia II was undergoing gallbladder surgery, reports Radio Liberty. However, the target was not, ...