MINSK, 6 June (BelTA) - The human race will not survive the “one-size-fits-all” model and governance standards developed without people's participation, Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia said at a meeting with Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko in Minsk on 6 June, BelTA has learned.
“The human race will not survive if everyone is forced to follow the “one-size-fits-all” approach and if people are governed by standards that are developed without their participation, by some think-tank centers. People's lives, policies and culture will be adjusted to fit these standards. Today, true sovereignty is more than political sovereignty. It is the freedom of people. I am glad to witness that Belarus is among those states that can be called sovereign states. God grant things will remain so,” Patriarch Kirill said.
The Primate of the Russian Orthodox Church noted that in Belarus he always feels among his own kin. "Usually, when you go to meet a head of state, you have different thoughts in your head, thinking what to say and how to act... Here I feel at ease. Because I know that I am meeting a kindred person who has assumed a huge responsibility for the safety, for the preservation of his people, for the preservation of the identity of his people," Patriarch Kirill said.