CDM leader attends Traditional Prayer Breakfast in Washington
The leader of the Christian Democratic Movement of Georgia attended President`s annual National Prayer Breakfast in Washington on Thursday. The breakfast, which has been held for past 60 years, was attended by leading politicians, representatives of religious and business sectors. President Obama addressed the people assembled at the breakfast and spoke about global challenges. Within the visit to the United States, Giorgi Targamadze and the Party`s International Secretary held meetings in U.S. Congress, Department of State, National-Democratic and Republican Institutes, governmental structures. The leader of the CDM has also met with Georgian Diaspora in Washington.
Director of the State Opera and Ballet Theatre has resigned - Davit Sakvarelidze has not officially commented on the reasons of his decision, however, behind the camera he confirmed that he had differences with the officials of the ministry of culture regarding the development of art and opera.
Ave Maria composed by the Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II was performed in honor of the visit of His Holiness to Moscow. Another anthem composed by Ilia II, dedicated to the Patriarch of Russia was also sung at the Christmas Festival held in the Russian capital.
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.