The first child on Christmas was born at the Maternity House under the patronage of Patriarch`s Administration. Chairperson of the parliamentary committee of health care Dimitri Khundadze visited the new-born baby and its mother at the clinic today.
Minister of Justice of Georgia Tea Tsulukiani celebrated Christmas together with the inmates of the N12 prison. Head of the penitentiary department Maia Khasia has also wished Merry Christmas to convicts. After the holy liturgy conducted in the prison, the minister wished freedom to the convicts.
Former guard of the N8 prison Lado Bedukadze plans to return to Georgia after having fled the country following the prison scandal of prisoners` abuse and torture. `I am returning to Georgia and come on - arrest me, arrest me and define my charges loudly to let whole country hear it,` - Bedukadze posted on his page on facebook today.
Georgian President and other officials were attending Christmas liturgy at the Holy Trinity Cathedral last night. President congratulated Patriarch of All Georgia on his 80th jubilee once again. Mikheil Saakashvili has also given interview to journalists.
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.
Catholicos Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II reminds the worshippers the essential meaning of Christmas and expresses his deepest concern about the reality that this holiday is only a reason of celebration for one part of the society