Aleksandr Lukashenko sends birthday greetings to Metropolitan Pavel

    Belarusian President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent a letter of birthday greetings to Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus.

    “Your service as a leader of the Belarusian Orthodox Church is aimed at the development of the versatile cooperation between the state and the church, preservation of evangelic traditions of love, mercy, and humanity in the society,” the felicitation message reads.

    I hope that your activities be creative and productive in the future. I am convinced that your efforts will help enhance Christian values in Belarus,” the President emphasized.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko wished health, every success in the fulfillment of plans and aspirations for the benefit of the Orthodox Church and the people of Belarus to Metropolitan Pavel.