Of course church and state are separate institutions. However in terms of worldview, it is impossible -- and no one would want to -- break off the connection which has brought our country to today. All of us should be willing to strengthen this connection. This connection is between the education system and the Georgian Orthodox Church, and our task is to strengthen this connection -- of course under the right form and right cooperation.”
“Prime Minister Giorgi Kvirikashvili commented on December 11 on an earlier statement by Patriarch Ilia II that religious history and issues of spirituality should be taught in schools.