December 28, 2010

Patriarch Ilia is Named 'Person of the Year' in Georgia

December 28, 2010

Catholicos and Patriarch Ilia II of Georgia is recognized as Person of the Year in the republic, according to the Kviris Palitra weekly.

47.3 per cent of respondents voted for the Patriarch.

The well-known (in Georgia) opera singer and head of a charitable foundation Paata Burchuladze takes the second place as 18.3 percent of respondents voted for him.

Georgian President Mikhail Saakashvili won the fourth position as he got eight percent of votes. The main coach of the Georgian football team Temur Ketsbaia left him behind and took the third place with 9.7 percent of votes.

400 respondents participated in the poll conducted by the Kviris Palitra weekly.