By decision of the Holy Synod, the Georgian Orthodox Church will not take part in the Holly Church Congregations to be held on the Creta Island. The Synod sitting chaired by the Catholicos-Patriarch of All Georgia Ilia II was held on June 10th at the Georgian Patriarchate.
The Holy Synod of the Georgian Orthodox Church arranges the sittings twice a year, for considering the problematic issues of the Church
On the sitting held on May 25th,the Holy Synod already considered the preparatory agenda for participation in the Great Holy Congregation of the Orthodox Churches Ecumenical Council to be held on June 16-27 on the Creta Island
For coordinating the Agenda of the Ecumenical Council, the leaders of the Orthodox Churches met in Geneva (Shambes) on January 22-27
The meeting discussed some important issues, namely:
Relationships of the orthodox churches with non-orthodox ones; Marriage impediment reasons, in particular, the mixed marriages of the orthodox and non-orthodox believers; Marriage between relatives, etc.
On these items, the views of various orthodox churches differ from each other.