18 August 2008, 10:13
Tbilisi, August 18, Interfax - Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia, the spiritual leader of the Georgian Orthodox Church, has arrived in the town of Gori, whose outskirts are still controlled by Russian troops.
Several ambulances were trailing the patriarch's motorcade when it was entering the town.
The patriarch had asked the Russian Orthodox Church on Friday to provide him with assistance in visiting Gori and Georgian villages around Tskhinvali to evacuate those dead and wounded.
Georgian media said Russian troops were guarding the patriarch on the trip.
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