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05 May 2024, 08:12

Lukashenko wishes Happy Easter to Patriarch Kirill, Metropolitan Veniamin

MINSK, 5 May (BelTA) – Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has extended Happy Easter wishes to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on 5 May, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

“Christ's Resurrection is the greatest testimony of God's love, a symbol of eternal life, its victory over death. This holiday unites believers, fills souls with healing energy, mercy and compassion. It brings good and hope, gives strength to face everyday problems, sorrows and illnesses,” the message of greetings reads.

The head of state expressed gratitude to Patriarch Kirill for his tireless work aimed at strengthening the fraternal unity of the peoples of Belarus and Russia. “Today the Church directs its service to all-round support of people, provides effective assistance to those in need,” the president emphasized.

Aleksandr Lukashenko wished Patriarch Kirill peace, health and longevity.

The president also sent Easter greetings to Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Veniamin, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus.

“The joy of Easter inspires us to create peace and goodness, fills our hearts with love. The fate and history of our country are inextricably linked with Orthodoxy, which has become an integral part of the national identity and cultural heritage of Belarus,” the head of state said. “Your wisdom and guidance give strength to those in need of consolation, heal people's souls. Preaching the word of God, you make an invaluable contribution to the development of our society, work for the preservation of traditional values and moral ideals,” the head of state said.

Aleksandr Lukashenko wished the Patriarchal Exarch good health, happiness and success in all his endeavors. “May the Lord send down an inexhaustible source of energy and graceful help in your archpastor ministry,” the Belarusian leader added.
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