Patriarch Kirill congratulates Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko on his 60th birthday

Alexander Lukashenko

September 2014 Below is the congratulatory message sent by His Holiness Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia to Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko on the occasion of his 60th birthday: His Excellency Alexander G. Lukashenko President of the Republic of Belarus Your Excellency, Highly Esteemed Alexander Grigoryevich: Kindly accept my cordial congratulations on the remarkable date – your 60th birthday, ...

The 4th European Orthodox-Catholic Forum completes its work in Minsk

On 5 June 2014, the 4th European Orthodox-Catholic Forum on ‘Religion and Cultural Pluralism: Challenges for the Christian Churches in Europe’ completed its work in Minsk. Taking part in the forum were Orthodox and Catholic hierarchs, clergymen and laymen from twenty-one European countries. On the last day of their work, the delegates adopted a final statement ...

Lukashenko: if we lose Christian values – we lose everything

Minsk, June 3, Interfax - Byelorussian President Alexander Lukashenko says it is inadmissible to rule Christian values out of people's lives. “Today we should be united as never before as there is a serious strike made against the most important thing that have always united us and brought us up. It is a strike against the ...

Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko meets with participants in 4th Orthodox-Catholic Forum

On June 3, 2014, Belarus’s President Alexander Lukashenko received in audience participants in the 4th Orthodox-Catholic Forum “Religion and Cultural Diversity: Challenges for Christian Churches in Europe”, which opened yesterday in Minsk. The meeting, which took place at the Palace of Independence, was attended by Orthodox and Catholic hierarchs and theologians from 22 European countries. Mr ...

Alexander Lukashenko greets Christians of Belarus with the 1025th anniversary of the Conversion of Russia

29/7/13 "The adoption of Christianity was the living source or the Easters Slavs, which defined the development of their statehood, national culture, since and education. At all times the Church was the source of hope and carried the best traditions of charity, industry and devotion to Motherland. Its authority and experience is required in society. The ...

Lukashenko attends opening of St. Hovhannes Church in Armenia’s Abovyan

  YEREVAN, 15 May (BelTA) – President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko attended the opening of St. Hovhannes Church in the Armenian town of Abovyan on 14 May, BelTA has learned. The Belarusian head of state attended the Service of Consecration of the church held by Karekin II, Supreme Patriarch and Catholicos of All Armenians. The event was ...

Alexander Lukashenko visits Minsk Church of All Saints

MINSK, 6 May (BelTA) - Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko visited the Church of All Saints in Minsk on Easter Day celebrated by Orthodox Christians on 5 May, BelTA has learnt. The Belarusian head of state together with Metropolitan Filaret of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus lit up a candle in honor of the ...

Minsk to host 4th Orthodox-Catholic forum in 2014

01.04.2013 MINSK, 1 April (BelTA) – The 4th Orthodox-Catholic forum will take place in Minsk in 2014, Metropolitan of Minsk and Mogilev, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz said as he met with Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko on 1 April. According to the Archbishop, this important event draws a great amount of bishops from various states. Joint meetings between Catholic and ...

Belarusian President visits All Saint Temple in Minsk

7/1/13 Alexander Lukashenko, his youngest son Nikolai and Metropolitan Filaret lighted the Christmas candle in honor of John the Bishop. The Metropolitan presented the icon of the Birth of Christ to the President. In his turn the head of the state presented a unique wall clock made according to ancient Belarusian technology to the leader of the ...

Lukashenko: Orthodoxy is a foundation stone of the Belarusian spirituality

15/10/2012 MINSK, 15 October (BelTA) - Orthodoxy is a foundation stone of spirituality of the Belarusian people, Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Patriarch Kirill of Moscow and All Russia on 14 October. “In our country social and spiritual powers build relations following a "symphony" principle, i.e. a harmonic union and cooperation for the ...

Belarus – Alexander Lukashenko meets with Cardinal Koch, Metropolitan Filaret

15/11/2011 There are no inter-confessional conflicts in Belarus. The country may serve as a model of good relations between different religions, President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko said as he met with Kurt Koch, Chairman of the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity, and Metropolitan Filaret on 14 November. “Belarus is the place which can serve as a ...

Byelorussian autocephaly was not discussed between Lukashenko, Patriarch Bartholomew – Administration

Minsk, October 14, Interfax - Minsk has called "ludicrous" and "provocative" the allegations by some Russian media outlets that during Byelorussian President Alexander Lukashenko's recent visit to Turkey, he might have discussed with Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople the possibility of creating an autocephaly of the Byelorussian Orthodox Church. "Such reports which surfaced in the Russian press ...