Thursday, September 27, 2007

Georgia-According To Okruashvili President Sees Main Rival In Church

Tbilisi. September 25 (Prime-News) – Irakli Okruashvili, former Minister of Defense of Georgia and the leader of “Movement for Unified Georgia”, stated that Mikheil Saakashvili, President of Georgia, saw his main rival in the church and he launched his struggle against the Orthodox Church with collecting incriminating evidences on clergy.

Irakli Okruashvili declared in Tbilisi-based Imedi TV's late-night talk-show, "On the Air" on Tuesday that President of Georgia issued the order about the destruction of the church in Adjara on the basis of the aforementioned "rivalry".

According to his statement, Giga Bokeria, one of the members of the ruling majority, had taken the above-mentioned decision. "Giga Bokeria is the supreme ideologist of the country and the President of Georgia implements his ideas, correspondingly these two persons take decisions in the country," stated Okruashvili.

According to the opinion polls, the Georgian Orthodox Church always occupies the first place. "President hates when somebody overshadows his ideas… He sees rival in the Orthodox Church," remarked ex Minister of Defense of Georgia.

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