Aleksandr Lukashenko sends greetings to His Holiness Benedict XVI

    Your Holiness,

    I cordially congratulate you on the seventh anniversary of the start of your pontificate.

    Your productive activity aimed at promoting Christian ideals, strengthening universal principles of justice, goodness and mercy in the world is the best example of selfless service to people.

    I sincerely thank you for your personal attention to the development of cooperation with Belarus and good attitude to the sovereign Belarusian state.

    Using this opportunity, I would like to express hope for further expansion of cooperation between Belarus and the Holy See.

    Your Holiness, I wish you strong health and every success in your responsible apostolic mission.

    Aleksandr Lukashenko