Within the framework of the visit to Israel the chairman of the State Agency for Religious Issues Zaza Vashakmadze and the delegation members met with the Greek-Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem Theophilos III. His Holiness, the Patriarch of Jerusalem and Palestine expressed special respect for the ancient Christian history and tolerance of Georgia and spoke about the unity of Orthodox churches and nations.
The chairman of the State Agency for Religious Issues handed a letter of invitation to Georgia to the Patriarch of Jerusalem from the Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II. The Greek-Orthodox Patriarch of Jerusalem sent his special regards to the Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia and noted his high authority in modern history of Georgia in the background when protection of Christian values became so important in the modern world.
In the end His Holiness expressed his desire to visit Georgia as soon as possible