Ilia II

Pope Francis invites Ilia II to Vatican

Pope Francis invited Georgian Catholicos Patriarch Ilia II to the Vatican next year to commemorate the 40-year anniversary since the latter’s “historic visit” in 1980. In the …

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Top cleric who insulted Ilia II dismissed in Georgia

A Holy Synod meeting yesterday has ended with the decision to dismiss Chkondidi Metropolitan Petre from the post and request the release of convicted archpriest Giorgi Mamaladze. The synod meeting was called after …

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Steinmeier to visit Georgia this week

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier will pay an official visit to Georgia on October 6, according to the Georgian president’s press office. Steinmeier will visit the country with his wife Elke Budenbender and …

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Baptism ceremony held in Tbilisi

The 60th baptism ceremony was held at Sameba (Holy Trinity) Cathedral in Tbilisi yesterday. A total of 800 infants have become godchildren of Georgian Patriarch Ilia II at 20:00 local time. The …

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Georgia's Patriarch Ilia II turns 86

Georgian Patriarch Ilia II turned 86 today. Georgian top officials have congratulated the patriarch on the day, wished him health and long live. Georgian Parliament Speaker Irakli Kobakhidze wrote that …

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Allahshukur Pashazade to visit Georgia

Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office, Sheikh ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazade will pay a visit to Georgia on April 21. Pashazade will meet with Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia, Georgian President Giorgi …

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Secretary of Georgian Patriarchate resigns

The Secretary of the Patriarchate of Georgia, Mikheil Botkoveli, resigned, the local media inform. Recall that today Botkoveli said that the head of the personal guard of the Patriarch of Georgia Ilia II, Soso Okhanashvili, does not …

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Georgia celebrates Orthodox Christmas

Adherents of the Georgian Orthodox Church, together with other members of the Orthodox world, are celebrating Christmas today according to the Julian calendar, Agenda.ge reports. The special liturgy commenced at Tbilisi's Holy …

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Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia celebrates 84th birthday

Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II is celebrating his 84th birthday today. Ilia II was born Irakli Ghudushauri-Shiolashvili. He was born in Vladikavkaz in 1933, graduated from the Moscow Theological Seminary in 1957 and …

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