Patriarch of Georgia called his Locum Tenens

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Patriarch of Georgia Ilia the Second called the Metropolitan Elizbar Mujiri his Locum Tenens, transfers on Thursday Agency Sputnik Georgia.

«The Catholicos-Patriarch of all Georgia Ilia II announced that his Commissioner will be Elizbar Mujiri — Senaksky and Chkhorotsqu Metropolitan Shio (Mujiri). Patriarch of Georgia read the order appointing the Locum before the solemn Liturgy on the occasion of the Day of St. George in the Cathedral of the Dormition — Church», — is spoken in the message.

It clarifies the Agency, the Metropolitan 48. In 2003, the decision of the Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church (GOC), he was appointed Bishop of Senaksky and Karikoski, 7 September of the same year, following his Episcopal ordination. In 2009, the Holy Synod determined control of the Georgian parishes in Australia. In 2010, already in the rank of Metropolitan he became part of Canonizations of the Commission by the GOC. According to Georgian media, Metropolitan Shio is the spiritual father of the President of Georgia Giorgi Margvelashvili.

Patriarch of all Georgia Ilia II 84. In November 1977, after the death of his predecessor, David V was appointed Patriarchal Locum Tenens, and in December he was elected Catholicos-Patriarch.