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14 March 2024, 11:01

Lukashenko to meet with Synod of Belarusian Orthodox Church

MINSK, 14 March (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko will meet with the Synod of the Belarusian Orthodox Church on 14 March, BelTA has learned.

The Synod (translated from Greek as “assembly”, “cathedral”) is the highest governing body of the Belarusian Orthodox Church. It is headed by the Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus. The Synod has the highest ecclesiastical legislative, judicial and executive power within the Belarusian Orthodox Church.  

The Belarusian Orthodox Church has 1,737 religious communities, 36 monasteries and convents, 1 mission, 15 brotherhoods and 9 sisterhoods, 6 religious educational institutions, 1,878 functional churches, and 147 churches under construction.

In line with the state investment program, assistance is provided to restore places of worship that are considered historical and cultural monuments. These are the 12th-century Savior Transfiguration Church in Polotsk and the Holy Dormition Stavropegic Monastery in Zhirovichi.
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