Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, Ilia II, sent a congratulations letter to Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, dated March 1, 2021, on the 81st birthday of the primate of Orthodoxy.
To Archbishop of Constantinople, New Rome and Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew,
Your All-Holiness, very dear brother in Christ,
On behalf of the Georgian Orthodox Church and myself, I congratulate you on your birthday.
I wish you a long and successful ministry for the benefit of the Orthodoxy in Your highest and most respected ministry. Your experience is especially important in these difficult times, full of challenges.
In addition, I would like to thank you warmly for your greeting and gift.
With love in Christ, praying for You
Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia,
Archbishop of Mtskheta-Tbilisi
and Metropolitan Bishop of Bichvinta and Tskhum-Abkhazia
Source: Ecclesiastical News of Georgia