“We witnessed an unprecedented attack against the Church and Patriarch himself, which is absolutely unacceptable.” – Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili
“With a meeting today I once again expressed our great respect, tremendous modesty and admiration to our Patriarch and the entire Church,” stated Irakli Garibashvili, Prime Minister of Georgia, after a meeting with His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, held today at the Patriarchy.
The PM noted that he expressed full support to the Church from the standpoint of the Head of Government of Georgia.
“It is always a tremendous joy and great honor to meet His Holiness the Patriarch. With the meeting today, I once again expressed our great respect, tremendous modesty and admiration to our Patriarch, the entire Church and Patriarchy. You may well be aware that current life is full of challenges. We have witnessed an unprecedented attack against the Church and Patriarch himself. A cascade of unprecedented slander was heard and seen, which is of course absolutely unacceptable, anti-state and hostile, not serving the interests of our country and Church. On the other hand, in the capacity of the Head of Government of Georgia, I expressed our full support and backing to the Church, thereby once again reiterating my humble respect and admiration,” he stated.
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