Georgian Orthodox priest accused in plot to poison Patriarch
February 14, 2017
A Georgian Orthodox priest has been arrested and charged with a plot to murder the Orthodox Patriarch Ilia II.
Father Georgy Mamaladze, who handles real-estate affairs for the Georgian patriarchate, was taken into custody at Tbilisi airport. He had reportedly purchased cyanide, which prosecutors say he intended to use to poison Patriarch Ilia.