Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent greetings to Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia and members of the Bishops’ Council of the Russian Orthodox Church on the opening of the session of the council.
“The current assembly of the bishops is especially symbolic because
it is taking place in the days when we celebrate the 100th anniversary since the
Local Council of the Russian Orthodox Church was opened and patriarchy was
restored. The Russian Orthodox Church has come a long historical way. For
centuries it has been committed to high spiritual and moral ideals, preached
justice, love, peace, and creation. Today it has a high reputation and serves as
a basis for the unity of the society,” the message says.
The head of state believes that the work of the Bishops’
Council will bear fruit, and the decisions to be taken will promote the
spiritual development of fraternal nations.
Alexander Lukashenko sent best wishes for good health, success, and
well-being to Patriarch Kirill and all the participants of the important