Posted: 14.03.2024 13:19:00

Metropolitan Veniamin: it’s necessary to work proactively when protecting society from emerging threats

We must work proactively in the issues of protecting society from emerging threats – as stated by Metropolitan Veniamin of Minsk and Zaslavl, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, at today’s meeting of President Aleksandr Lukashenko with the Synod of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, BelTA reports

“A lot has been done in our country to counter various negative phenomena,” said the Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl.

He thanked Aleksandr Lukashenko for his attention to the position of the Belarusian Orthodox Church on the issue of enshrining provisions on the spiritual foundations of our society in the country’s Basic Law, as well as for the invitation to take part in the discussion of the draft National Security Concept.

Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl emphasised, “Confrontation in the spiritual sphere is a struggle on an invisible front, where we are offered ideas, the essence of which is often hidden under external attractiveness, even pious appearance. Their true essence is often recognised only when their fruits appear – often unfavourable for society.”

Metropolitan Veniamin underlined that the focus of settling the problems faced by humanity is shifting to the spiritual sphere.

“When finalising the National Security Concept, I ask you to once again pay attention to the spiritual sphere of our society, as well as its protection from emerging threats. After all, it is necessary to work proactively here,” said the Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus.