Confidence in the support of the head of the Russian Orthodox Church in strengthening friendship of peoples of Belarus and Russia expressed Alexander Lukashenko in his congratulatory message that he sent to the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyril in connection with his name day. This was announced 24 may, the press service of the head of state.

“For many years, you follow with dignity in their chosen responsible and noble path – awaken in people a compassion for others and love for the Fatherland. Your selfless work for the conservation of centuries-old Christian traditions, has earned well-deserved respect in religious and secular circles in many countries”, – stated in the text of the message.

the President expressed confidence that the inherent Patriarch Kirill spiritual wisdom and rich pastoral experience “will continue to serve the strengthening of friendship between the fraternal peoples of Belarus and Russia”.