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14 Dec 2016

Lukashenko sends Name Day greetings to Metropolitan Filaret

MINSK, 14 December (BelTA) – Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent Name Day greetings to Metropolitan Filaret, Patriarchal Exarch Emeritus of All Belarus, BelTA learned from the press service of the Belarusian leader.

“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,” Alexander Lukashenko stressed.

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