Aleksandr Lukashenko sends Name Day greetings to Metropolitan Filaret

    Belarus President Aleksandr Lukashenko has sent Name Day greetings to Metropolitan Filaret, Patriarchal Exarch Emeritus of All Belarus.

    “For many years your wise pastoral guidance has been a beacon of light for people. It is the source of love, kindness, mercy, has a strong influence on public morals,” the message of greetings reads.

    The head of state praised an exceptional contribution of Metropolitan Filaret to the restoration of Orthodox traditions and the strengthening of the Church which noble mission is to promote the spiritual development and social support of people.

    “Today you continue doing your best to promote Christian values and enhance the spiritual and moral foundations of the society,” Aleksandr Lukashenko stressed.