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Georgian patriarch to tour Moscow, Kiev, Minsk on Baptism of Rus anniversary

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://www.interfax-religion.com/?act=news&div=10620 18 July 2013, 10:27 Georgian patriarch to tour Moscow, Kiev, Minsk on Baptism of Rus anniversary Tbilisi,
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      18 July 2013, 10:27
      Georgian patriarch to tour Moscow, Kiev, Minsk on Baptism of Rus anniversary

      Tbilisi, July 18, Interfax - Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia
      will visit Moscow, Kiev and Minsk on the occasion of the anniversary of
      the Baptism of Rus on July 23-30.

      On the occasion of this anniversary the capital cities of Russia,
      Ukraine and Belarus will host festivities that will be attended by Ilia
      II together with a delegation of the Georgian Patriarchate, Metropolitan
      Gerasim of Zugdidi and Tsaishi told the press.

      He said the primate of the Georgian Church would meet Patriarch Kirill.
      At the meetings the sides will raise issues in relations between the
      Georgian and Russian Orthodox Churches, discuss the subject of Abkhazia
      and the return of the remains of Georgian tsars to Georgia.

      It is so far not clear whether Ilia II will meet any representatives of
      the Russian leadership in Moscow.
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