Georgian patriarch addresses Russian President Putin

  • Patriarch Ilia II has urged people to listen to one another., 1 Jan 2020 - 11:39, Tbilisi,Georgia

Georgian Patriarch Ilia II has addressed Russian President Vladimir Putin in his New Year video and stated that the “occupation of the historic Georgian territories [by Russia] should end.” 

Ilia II has wished happiness to the people of Georgia, stating that “happiness is dependent on us.” 

He urged the new generation to respect and listen to elderly ones.