Saturday, January 8, 2011

Patriarchal Omission Prompts Georgian Reaction

The omission of the new title of Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II (Ghudushauri-Shiolashvili) as Metropolitan of Pitsunda, Sukhumi, and Abkhazia in a recent letter from Patriarch Kirill (Gundyayev) of Moscow has prompted the Church of Georgia to reiterate its historically inaccurate claim to the existence of one Local Orthodox Church on the territory of what today is Georgia and its permanent jurisdiction over all Georgian, Abkhaz, and Ossetian Orthodox Christians. More here.

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