MINSK, 1 February (BelTA) – Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has congratulated Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill on the enthronement anniversary, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.
“For centuries the Russian Orthodox Church has been a moral compass for millions of believers. Under your leadership it continues to perform its crucial functions – to promote Christian values relying on love for fellow beings, compassion and mercy,” the message of greetings reads.
On behalf of the Belarusian people the head of state thanked Patriarch Kirill for his pastoral care and sincere prayers. “I am convinced that in the future your service will help strengthen the spiritual unity of the Belarusian and Russian nations,” the president remarked.
Aleksandr Lukashenko wished Patriarch Kirill strong health, unflagging energy and God's support in his creative work.