“On behalf of the Parliament, I would like to congratulate you with the Title of Honoris Causa of Tbilisi Theological Academy and Seminary.
Your Holiness, your merit to the nation and the homeland is invaluable. By your life, merit and faith, you serve as a model for us of how to meet and address the modern challenges. In this very variable and complicated era, you with your kind words and Christian doctrine remind us of the love of mankind, modesty, unselfishness and love. You facilitate the Theological Academy and Seminary to give the knowledge to the students and conduct the literacy activity – thus, enhancing the identity and historical memory of our people.
I wish you good health and long life for the welfare of our country”, - the Speaker stated in the Patriarchate when congratulating His Holiness and Beatitude with the Title of Honoris Causa of Tbilisi Theological Academy and Seminary.
The ceremony was attended by the President of Georgia, the Rectors of the Universities, academicians and the clergymen.