Ilia II: Tbilisi Zoo Founded on Sin

Ilia II, Catholicos-Patriarch of Georgia has declared that, as the Zoo was funded using money gained by melting church bells, it cannot prosper in its current location. 
 terrible tragedy has taken place. Rainfall and flood have resulted in fatalities. The zoo has been destroyed. Predators left their cages and posed a threat to people. When the Communist government established itself in Georgia, it began melting church and monastery bells for profit and the zoo was founded by such means. As such, the Zoo in its current location is bound to failure. It needs to be relocated to a different place as it was founded on sin and such acts are generally followed by punishment… This is the result. People and animals have perished,” he said.

14 June 2015 14:35