20 August 2019,   01:45
After the kidnapping by occupants, head of Dirbi Church answers questions in Gori Police Station for several hours

The head of Dirbi Church answered the questions of the law enforcers in Gori police department for several hours. Father Ioane Okhanashvili was released after 12-hour captivity by Russian occupants at the end of the day.

Together with the Georgian law enforcers, the Patriarchate was also holding negotiations with the occupation regime to free the head of Dirbi Church, who asked the Russian Patriarchate to release Father Ioane Okhanashvili. This is the first time in recent years when the occupants have kidnapped the clergy.