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01 February 2017, 09:53

Lukashenko congratulates Patriarch Kirill on enthronement anniversary

MINSK, 1 February (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has congratulated Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia Kirill on the enthronement anniversary, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

“Over the years of your patriarchal service the role of the Russian Orthodox Church in the enhancement of the civil peace and accord, promotion of the ideals of kindness, justice and mercy has strengthened,” the message of greetings reads.

According to the head of state, thanks to his wisdom, experience, and unflagging energy Patriarch Kirill makes a big contribution to the development of interreligious dialogue and the search for the ways to address current global challenges. “These efforts resulted in the preservation and enrichment of the spiritual traditions of the nations of Belarus and Russia,” Alexander Lukashenko said.

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