On February 15, President Raul Khadzhimba had a meeting with the Head of the Abkhazian Orthodox Church Priest Vissarion (Apliaa) on the day of his 70th anniversary.
The Head of State congratulated Father Vissarion on his birthday. He especially praised the achievements of Priest Vissarion in the years of the Patriotic War of Abkhazia of 1992-1993.
Raul Khadzhimba stressed that the rebirth of the Abkhazian Orthodox Church in the post-war years is a result of Father Vissarion’s efforts.
The President wished him health, spiritual strength and many years of successful activity for the benefit of the people of Abkhazia.
Father Vissarion thanked the President for the welcome and wished the people of Abkhazia to live according to the precepts of the Almighty.
At the end of the meeting, Raul Khadzhimba presented Father Vissarion with gifts.