Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia sent a letter to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, congratulating him on the 30th anniversary of his enthronement as Ecumenical Patriarch.
As Patriarch Ilia mentions in his letter, “on behalf of the Church of Georgia and personally, on my behalf, I cordially congratulate you on the jubilee of your Holiness enthronement”.
The Patriarch of Georgia points out that “for 30 years, you have been carrying a burden of great responsibility and honour. Being the Head of the Patriarchate of Constantinople has always been heavy and difficult”.
He also mentioned, among others, that “we will always remember the support you have extended to the Church of Georgia for many years and we hope that our fraternal relationship will deepen in the future”.