Georgian Patriarch explains why they will not participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council

Tbilisi, June 12, 2016


The Georgian Orthodox Church has decided not to
participate in the Pan-Orthodox Council, because there are
certain issues which it finds unacceptable, announced the
Georgian Patriarch Ilia II, reports RIA-Novosti.

Earlier the Georgian Orthodox Church made public the
eleven point agenda of the meeting of the Holy Synod,
clarifying the reasons why it is not participating in the
Council, including “the failure to restore
eucharistic communion between the Antiochian and Jerusalem
Churches,” and “that the recommendations of
the Georgian Church on the necessity of amending a number
of documents were not taken into account,” including
the document “The Mystery of Marriage and Its
Impediments,” and “The Mission of the Orthodox
Church in the Modern World.”

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