Regent of Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II, Reverend Shio gave a church Service on the occasion of Svimon Kananeli Day and Day of Abkhazia.
Reverend Shio underlined that the celebration was at the same time associated with grief, big tragedy and brotherly war. He said it was regrettable that Georgians could not arrive at the grave of Svonom Kananeli and celebrate the day together with Abkhazian brothers.
“Unfortunately, external forces managed to wage rivalry between us,” Shio said and added that there was culpability of both sides in the brotherly war. He said that both sides hade to find their guiltiness to restore the broken bridge, trust and love.
“Let us pray to the Lord, with love, to see the united state and together with our brothers, Abkhazians, to celebrate Day of Abkhazia with love,” Reverend claimed.
May 23 is Svimon Kananeli Day and Day of Abkhazia at the blessing of His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II.