The Holy Synod Of The Georgian Orthodox Church
In the session of the Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church was attended by 43 bishops.
Session of the Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church was held under the chairmanship of the Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II on June 21, reports “Week”.
During the meeting, the Holy Synod considered the question of the possibility of granting autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine.
The members of the Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church was read out three messages from the Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew, the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Kirill and Metropolitan of Kiev and all Ukraine Onuphrius, which concerned the situation in Ukraine.
The Metropolitan of the Georgian Patriarchate on the condition of anonymity, said that Patriarch Ilia II expressed his deep dissatisfaction with the Ukrainian question”, His Beatitude did not agree with the initiatives of the Ecumenical Patriarchate on Ukraine and recognized only the Church under the leadership of Metropolitan Onufriy,” – said the Georgian leader.
As reported, contrary to the position of Patriarch and the Holy Synod, in favor of Metropolitan Kandinsky Peter (Tsaava). In his statements to the Georgian media, he supported the granting of autocephaly to the Orthodox Church in Ukraine, basing his opinion that in a country with a population of 40 million people should have an independent Church.