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The Head of Georgian Orthodox Church released from hospital ( 30.01.2009 )

The Head of Georgian Orthodox Church Elijah II has been released from the hospital Thursday evening, after he spent several days there, because of a hard viral infection. His health condition is satisfactory, the Head of Church left the hospital and the infection is going to be healed – stated the Director of Fridon Todua Clinics.

However, he accented that he wouldn’t recommend the Patriarch long journeys, abroad i.e. A source from the Georgian Patriarchy reported prior to this event, that Patriarch Elijah was planning to travel to Moscow at the enthroning of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril. The Head of Georgian Church was forced to cancel that visit.

A delegation of five Georgian clergymen, lead by the Bishop Theodor, will travel to Moscow in such occasion. The Georgian Patriarchy press-service administrator, Mr. David Saresenidze announced that the delegation will leave to Moscow at January the 30th.

“I thought I would go to Moscow in the occasion of enthroning of the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril, unfortunately I couldn’t and I am sending this delegation to express the greetings on my behalf and on behalf of the Georgian Church.” – stated Patriarch Elijah.  


Source: Патриархиа.ру