Pope Francis Holds Warm Meeting With Head of Georgia’s Orthodox Church

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Sputniknews - October 2016 Pope Francis has expressed willingness to maintain friendship with Georgia, calling it a "sacred" nation during his meeting with the head of Georgia’s Orthodox Church in Tbilisi, the country’s capital. TBILISI (Sputnik) – In February, head of the Russian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, held historic talks with Pope Francis in Cuba’s capital, ...

Georgian president grants 78 pardons for Easter

Georgian president grants 78 pardons for Easter

Tbilisi, April 14, Interfax - Georgian President Giorgi Margvelashvili has signed a decree pardoning 78 prison inmates on the occasion of Orthodox Easter, chairman of the presidential commission for pardons Zviad Koridze told a press briefing on Tuesday. The presidential decree allows 57 people to leave penitentiaries on Tuesday and reduces the terms of another 21 ...