The Russian and Georgian Churches agrees to cure effects of military operations in South Ossetia jointly

The Russian and Georgian Orthodox Churches declared their common peacemaking position and readiness to cooperate in this field.

Catholicos-Patriarch Ilia II of All Georgia had a phone talk with chairman of the Moscow Patriarchate Department for External Church Relations Metropolitan Kirill of Smolensk and Kaliningrad.

"The parties appreciated peacemaking position of two Churches and agreed to develop the contacts and cooperation in order to overcome hardest after-effect of the armed clashes for peaceful citizens," the Moscow Patriarchate website reports.

The participants discussed tragic effects of the last week events and focused on the situation of peaceful population in the area of military conflict.