About Civil.ge
Eng | Geo | Rus
Last updated: 13:44 - 10 Oct.'15
Georgian Church Leader: 'There should be no Revenge and Enmity'
Civil Georgia, Tbilisi / 28 Oct.'12 / 20:07

Bidzina Ivanishvili and Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Ilia II, at an inaugural session of the newly elected Parliament on October 21, 2012. Photo: Ivanishvili’s press office.

Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church, Ilia II, said on October 28 that Georgia’s previous and the new governments should work together for the benefit of the country and there should be “no revenge” and “no enmity”.

“I am sure that in Georgia, where this change of government took place, the previous and the new authorities will support each other and there will be no revenge, there will be no enmity and instead we will be brothers… God bless the previous and the new governments,” Patriarch Ilia II said in his Sunday sermon in the Holy Trinity Cathedral in Tbilisi.

In a message on October 27, congratulating Bidzina Ivanishvili on taking Prime Minister’s office, the Georgian Church leader wishes Ivanishvili to create such an environment in the country where “the god, homeland and a human being will be the major values.”

“A symbol of the century was built when you started building the Holy Trinity Cathedral twelve years ago. And now by placing country’s yoke upon yourself, you have accepted challenge of the century,” the message reads.

Patriarch Ilia II also congratulated Davit Usupashvili on his election as new parliamentary chairman, telling him: “Your knowledge, experience, prudence and composure will contribute hugely to Georgia in these difficult times full of challenges.”

Latest News
10 Oct.'15 13:44
Deputy FM Says Georgia Told by U.S. not to Rush into Full-Scale Cooperation with Iran
He said U.S. asked Tbilisi to “refrain from becoming open” for Iran until Tehran complies with nuclear deal.
10 Oct.'15 13:02
Georgian PM Visits Baku
Georgian PM’s office said Garibashvili will meet Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
10 Oct.'15 00:33
Energy Ministry Says Georgia Open to Gas Supply Talks with Gazprom
Energy Minister Kaladze says it is part of diversifying energy supplies.
09 Oct.'15 22:46
Georgian Deputy FM: MAP Not Expected at NATO Warsaw Summit
Dondua gave a straightforward assessment of the issue at a meeting with opposition MPs from FD party.
09 Oct.'15 09:53
U.S. ‘Expresses Concerns to Georgian Govt’ Over Rustavi 2 TV Case
U.S. diplomat meets Rustavi 2 TV head to learn about court case “affecting the station’s financial health.”
08 Oct.'15 21:09
NATO, Georgian Defense Ministers Meet in Brussels
“We need to see more progress in key areas of reform, especially in the rule of law,” Stoltenberg said.
08 Oct.'15 19:01
Georgian Foreign Minister Meets EU Officials in Brussels
EU foreign policy chief said Georgia making “rapid progress towards visa liberalisation.”
08 Oct.'15 16:50
ICC Prosecutor Seeks Investigation into August 2008 War
The move comes after more than 7 years of “preliminary examination” of the case.
08 Oct.'15 15:24
Public Defender Says Pretrial Detention of Opposition Activists ‘Unjustified’
He said the case also triggers “suspicions over selective application of justice.”
08 Oct.'15 13:30
Heavy Rains Flood Kobuleti in Adjara Region
Heavy rainfall caused flash flooding in a number of municipalities in the Adjara region.

About Civil Georgia
Civil.Ge © 2001-2015, Daily News Online
Registered office: 2 Dolidze Str, 4-th Floor.