Lukashenko congratulated Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill on enthronement anniversary
The President of Belarus, Aleksandr Lukashenko, has congratulated Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill on the anniversary of his enthronement – as reported in the Belarusian leader’s press service
“Your many years of service as the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church is a clear example of boundless spiritual dignity, complete self-giving and truly evangelical humility. The Moscow Patriarchate today is a stronghold for the preservation of centuries-old Christian traditions, universal human values and the richest culture of the Slavic peoples,” the congratulatory message says.
The Belarusian Head of State stressed that in the current difficult time, Patriarch Kirill’s peace-making initiatives, prayers for mercy and love for one’s neighbour consolidate society and harmonise interfaith and interreligious contacts while giving hope to people on all continents and helping overcome the trials that have fallen on our age.
“I really appreciate your contribution to the strengthening and development of Belarusian-Russian relations,” the President added.
He wished the Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church strong health and long life for the good of Orthodoxy. “You are always expected and greatly appreciated on the fraternal Belarusian land,” Aleksandr Lukashenko underlined.