Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia, the Archbishop of Mtskheta -Tbilisi and Metropolitan bishop of Abkhazia and Pitsunda, His Holiness and Beatitude Ilia II said that the 34 years he served as a Georgian Patriarch a sunny night was.
He said in the Trinity Cathedral those 34 years were the years of hardship and challenges as well a joy and sadness.
"I am asked many times what can I say about those 34 years. I can say they were like a sunny night, but the light of a God was giving to us the way. We were constructing temples and we are constructing them now, but this is not a main. The main is that we build a staircase from the earth to the heaven thanks to the God. And the Georgian people are waking up, for this we a thanking the God, "- Patriarch said.