In light of street protests and student unrest in the wake of Georgia’s prison abuse scandal, the Patriarch calls for restraint and for student protesters to disperse.
Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II calls on the nation to remain calm. His Holiness preached at the Holy Trinity Cathedral today and urged the worshippers not to `use the situation for humiliating Georgia and its people`. Patriarch said there are people who are trying to wield the unhealthy situation and cause instability in the country, which is entirely unacceptable.
His Holiness called on the nation to bring the situation to elections peacefully.
Patriarch has also addressed the students and asked them to abstain from the activities, which might cause disorder. Part of the students, who have been rallying during past few days, were also listening to Patriarch, who conducted holy service on the day of Virgin Mary.