Pope Francis

Georgian opposition calls for former Moscow mayor to be punished

By | May 9th, 2017|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–An otherwise uneventful tourist visit to Georgia by the former mayor of Moscow was interrupted by opposition calls for him to be ‘punished’. Word spread of Yuri Luzhkov’s visit to Georgia after priest Serafim Bit-Kharibi posted photos […]

Pope Francis speaks of the importance of women during mass in Tbilisi

By | October 1st, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

(DFWatch.) TBILISI, DFWatch–Pope Francis on Saturday conducted a mass on Mikheil Meskhi Stadium in the center of the Georgian capital Tbilisi. In his sermon, the head of the Roman Catholic Church spoke about the importance of women in Georgia, quoting Mother Teresa, […]

Radicals object to Pope’s visit to Georgia

By | September 30th, 2016|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

Rally against pope’s visit (liberali Photo) TBILISI, DFWatch–A radical Orthodox Christian group Friday protested against Pope Francis’s visit to Georgia with a small gathering of about 30 persons shouting ‘devil’, ‘cursed’ and holding posters with messages like ‘Antichrist, get out of Georgia.’ […]

Pope Francis visits Georgia

By | September 30th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

(Administration of President) Tbilisi, DFWatch – Pope Francis’s aircraft landed at Tbilisi International Airport on Friday afternoon. Next day he’s having a mass and sermon in Tbilisi second largest football stadium, where he’ll likely touch political themes. However, Georgia’s ambassador at Vatican isn’t optimistic the Pope will use a term ‘occupation’. Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II, head of Georgian Orthodox Church, as well as President Giorgi Margvelashvili met the Pope at the airport. […]

Orthodox group in Georgia threatens to protest against pope’s visit

By | September 22nd, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–A group of orthodox Christian parents in Georgia are planning to demonstrate against Pope Francis during his visit the coming week. The group is called the Union of Orthodox Parents and is well-known among locals for its confrontational style and conservative views. […]

Pope Francis to visit Georgia as part of Caucasus tour

By | April 10th, 2016|Categories: News|Tags: , |

TBILISI, DFWatch–Pope Francis will visit Georgia in September as part of a tour of the Caucasus, by invitation of President GIorgi Margvelashvili. The president’s administration said Saturday that Margvelashvili invited the pope last year during his […]

Georgian president visits Pope Francis

By | April 11th, 2015|Categories: In brief|Tags: , |

Giorgi Margvelashvili and Pope Francis. (Interpressnews.) TBILISI, DFWatch–The Georgian president Friday met with Pope Francis in Rome. President Giorgi Margvelashvili afterward summed up the meeting as a ‘very important’ one for Georgia. He said he told the pontiff about security issues, the situation in the Caucasus […]