MINSK, 3 November (BelTA) – Belarus President gave his best regards to Pope Francis as he met with Apostolic Nuncio Ante Jozic to receive his credentials at the Palace of Independence on 3 November, BelTA has learned.
“Please convey my warmest greetings to the Pope. I highly respect him. I met with his predecessors, but I consider him the best Pope,” the head of state stressed.
Receiving the credentials from the apostolic nuncio, Aleksandr Lukashenko said: “Belarus and the Vatican enjoy special relations. On the international arena, together we consistently promote such important initiatives as combating human trafficking, combating violence against children, and protecting traditional family values.”
Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed that issues of interfaith peace occupy a special place in the bilateral agenda. “We count on the consolidating and constructive role of the Catholic Church in Belarusian society,” the president said. The head of state also confirmed Belarus' interest in deeper interaction with the Holy See.