Tbilisi: Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II received the head of the Department of External Relations of the Ukrainian Church of the Moscow Patriarchate, Metropolitan of Borispol and Brovarsky Anthony (Pakanich) and his entourage.
As is known, the Patriarch’s Locum tenens, Metropolitan Shio (Mudzhiri), bishops and clerics attended the reception.
As noted by the Patriarchate of Georgia, the meeting was unofficial, and the purpose of the visit was to provide information about events in Ukraine and to acquaint the Georgian side with its position.
During the meeting, it was also stipulated that after the transfer of tomos of autocephaly in various churches and regions there are frequent conflicts between believers in connection with the belonging of the churches, which creates a great opposition among the parishioners and against clergymen.
In turn, His Holiness called for strengthening the prayer so that with God's mercy the problem would be overcome and the unity of the Orthodox would be preserved.
We recall Zurabishvili explained why she did not congratulate the OCU with autocephaly.