The head of the personal guard of the Patriarch of Georgia dismissed

© RIA to Novoshepelychi in photobacteria-Patriarch of all Georgia Ilia II (the second)The head of the personal guard of the Patriarch of Georgia dismissed© RIA to Novoshepelychi the image Bank

The head of the personal security, the Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia Ilia II Zurab Buchukuri dismissed, said the head of the special state protection service Anzor Chubinidze, without specifying the exact reasons for dismissal.

According to Chubinidze, Buchukuri is to work within the structures of intelligence services.

«This is a normal process, we are pleased that Zurab remains to serve in our ranks. Very soon he will take up his new position, which I don’t want to talk. As for the new head of the personal guard of the Patriarch, considers two candidates, but it is necessary to ask the opinion of the Patriarch,» said Chubinidze.

The former chief bodyguard of the Patriarch Soso Kanashvili, who is also a relative of Ilia II, has held the position for 14 years, but resigned after a scandal in the month of February.

Then at the Tbilisi airport was arrested the priest George Mamaladze, he went to Germany, where the Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia Elijah II was prepared for operation on the pancreas. Have Mamaladze found the cyanide, which he, according to prosecutors planned to use to kill the high priest of the hierarchy.

Georgian media speculated that Buchukuri could be released from office due to his connections with Bishop Peter Tsaava, who first spoke about «corruption» in the Georgian Patriarchate. The other day some representatives of the Patriarchate began to accuse the Reverend Peter that he allegedly could be involved in the attempted murder of the Patriarch.

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