Opera Friends` Council - a new foundation was presented to media at the Tbilisi Marriot today. The goal of the foundation is to encourage and support the development and promotion of Georgian opera. One of the founders of the Opera Friends` Council is Georgian businessman Davit Kezerashvili. The foundation will provide sponsoring of Georgian opera singers` participation in various international contests; it will provide social and material assistance to the opera troupe and purchase necessary inventory for the Tbilisi opera house. Other business persons have also joined the Opera Friends` Council, who will work on the opera development action plan together. Tbilisi mayor Gigi Ugulava attended the presentation today. He was elected the honorary chairperson of the foundation.
Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II has been hosted by Russian Patriarch Kiril in Moscow today. The meeting, on which Georgian patriarch expressed his hope of solving problems in Georgia-Russia relations, was held at the Residence of the Russian Patriarch.
Patriarch of All Georgia and the World Patriarch spoke about the importance of the meeting between the president and prime minister of Georgia at the special dinner dedicated to the 80th jubilee of Georgian Patriarch.
Special dinner dedicated to the 80th jubilee of the Patriarch of All Georgia was held at the Sheraton Metekhi Palace. Along with his holiness and the World Patriarch, the religious leaders of Serbia, Czech Republic and Bulgaria were also present at the reception.
Prime Minister of Georgia was in his native region on Christmas - Bidzina Ivanishvili attended the Holy Christmas Liturgy in the Thirteen Assyrian fathers` Church together with his family in the village of Chorvila and from there, he wished Merry Christmas to all Orthodox Christians.