Head of the Press Service of the Patriarchate Deacon Andria Jaghmaidze said in his social media post that by publicizing alleged secret records, some forces are trying to manipulate elections.
In Jagmaidze's words, eavesdropping and publicizing similar materials is an illegal act and must be subject to investigation.
''When the issue becomes more or less clear, making the corresponding conclusions and comments will become possible. At this point, the truth and lie are mixed, and lots of things remain vague.
The patriarchate has no access to these materials. I call upon the TV companies keeping the materials to give us the files if possible'' he wrote.
Paper-based and audio materials on the clergy and patriarchate members have recently been spread on the internet. The files concern some clergymen's personal life and contain information on minors.