Prime Minister Irakli Garibashvili congratulated Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II on his birthday.
PM underlined in a congratulatory statement that Ilia II guided Georgia on the freedom and spiritual development path for 44 years.
“His role is greatest that Georgian people overcame many hardships and that faith for better future unites us. His activities, full of love to God and motherland, his compassion and morality, are exemplary for all of us. That is why he is highly respected not only by the Orthodox parishioners, but every citizen and the international community,” PM said.
Irakli Garibashvili wished the Patriarch long life and health for the welfare of Georgia and the Georgian people.
Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II turned 89 today.