Posted: 06.06.2022 15:06:00

Patriarch Kirill: we had philosophical talk with Aleksandr Lukashenko

After his meeting with the President of Belarus, His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said their conversation was ‘lengthy and informative’


“It focused on world outlook, and we tried to jointly answer a number of questions related to a very complex problem that is not yet understood by everyone: the survival of human civilisation. Where is the world moving? What is happening to people? What is happening to human civilisation? Not only the challenges associated with the theme of war and peace or conflicts are in mind. Ecology, in a broad sense of this word, also occupies a significant share in this problem. It is viewed not only as protection of the environment, not only as a danger to the environment, but as a danger to the human person,” the Patriarch said.

His Holiness is convinced: those who lose moral guidelines cease to be persons in the true sense of the word. “The devil aims to make a person lose the distinction between good and evil. As soon as this happens, the person becomes manageable, and the development of human civilisation becomes completely unaccountable to man. Where evil is, there is death, there is destruction. Where good is, there is life,” he stressed.

According to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia, his conversation with Aleksandr Lukashenko was philosophical in nature. “I would like to note our like-mindedness, and I am glad that the Belarusian leader is concerned about such global topics. If a person cares about such global problems, then he primarily focuses this concern on his agenda related to prosperity of the Belarusian people and solution of the tasks that the President, the Government and all Belarusians face now. Since a general political context in Europe is restless and alarming these days, and since Belarus is located in this border zone – between the East and the West (although it actually belongs to the East), we have not ignored the topic of Belarus’ role and place in the modern architecture of Europe,” he said.