Aleksandr Lukashenko sends birthday greetings to Pope Francis

    Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent birthday greetings to Pope Francis.

    “You show an example of genuine faith and an active civil position. Belarusian people are grateful to you for the efforts to preserve and support Christian values, your sincere commitment to universal peace and persistent problems of the mankind,” the felicitation message reads.

    The head of state remarked that the efforts of Pope Francis to enhance the moral basics of the modern society by promoting interreligious cooperation, protection of traditional family institutes are appreciated by believers.