Unfortunate developments took place on May 17

24/05/2013
Submitted by ILGA-Europe

Reposted from the Georgian Times: http://www.geotimes.ge/index.php?m=home&newsid=28151&lang=eng

The ideas, which they want to introduce in Georgia, are absolutely unacceptable, but it is very unfortunate that the Georgian clergymen acted impolite, Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II said at the Trinity Cathedral. The Patriarch touched upon the events of May 17 and urged everyone to remain calm. "We are concerned when ordeal approaches us, but we should be glad when God sends us ordeal. Holy fathers were crying when they did not have ordeals. Unfortunate developments took place on May 17. The ideas, which they want to introduce in Georgia, are absolutely unacceptable, but it is very unfortunate that the Georgian clergymen acted impolite. I call everybody for peace. We should not insult others. Evil can be cured just by goodness and love, "said His Holiness. The Catholicos-Patriarch also spoke about his visit to Istanbul and said he had a meeting with the World Patriarch and members of the Holy Synod.


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