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Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Metropolitan Filaret on Day of Angel

The Day of Angel of Metropolitan Filaret is celebrated on December 14 by the Belarusian Orthodox Church. President Alexander Lukashenko has congratulated the Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus on this day.

The Head of State noted the exceptional contribution of Metropolitan Filaret to the revival of the Orthodox traditions and the strengthening of the Church, which fulfills its function as a source of spiritual enlightenment and social support to people, which is very demanded these days.

"Over the years, your wise pastoral word has found a ready response in the hearts of believers, has taught love, goodness, mercy and has had a significant influence on the morals of the people," the message reads.

Alexander Lukashenko congratulates Metropolitan Filaret on Day of Angel