Georgian patriarch to hold mass christening of children on March 3
Georgia, Tbilisi, March 3 / Trend, N.Kirtskhalia /
The next mass christening of children by Catholicos Patriarch of All-Georgia Ilia II will be held on March 3. As the Lazarus Youth Center told Trend, 370 children will be christened by the patriarch.
Every third or subsequent child in a family can be the godchild of Ilia II.
So far, the patriarch has christened more than 7,000 children who he has declared as guardians of the patriarchal throne.
As experts said, after introducing the initiative, the number of newborns in Georgia increased.