Tuesday, July 24, 2012

EUROPE : GEORGIA : PATRIARCH BAPTIZES 400 BABIES


In May the Patriarch of the Georgian Orthodox Church baptised 400 babies. In 2008, Patriarch Ilia II offered to be the Godfather of all families with 2 or more children. He now has almost 11,000 God children. With these baptisms the Patriarch has encouraged more families to have children and thus, raised the birth rate of the former Soviet country. The President of Georgia, Mikhail Saakashvili also encourages families to have more children by providing money from the government for each child.  (images source Wordpress blogs)

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