President of Belarus: World Orthodoxy is going through difficult times

World Orthodoxy is now experiencing difficult times and this must be recognized.

This is the President of Belarus, Alexander Lukashenko, at a meeting with the Synod of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, BelTA correspondent reports.

“It is impossible to look at the religious confrontation in our fraternal Ukraine without pain: the seizure of temples, the criminal prosecution of priests, the struggle for the main shrine of our Orthodoxy- the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra,” said the President of Belarus.


The tragedy flares up on the Holy Land, which has a sacred meaning for all world religions, Lukashenko said.

“Unfortunately, we see attempts to draw into this conflict as many other countries and peoples as possible,” the president said.

At the same time, the politician emphasized that the interfaith world is the most important achievement of Belarus.

“The peculiarity of Belarus is that the management centers of traditional faiths are located outside the country. As we see, today a number of them are in the epicenter of armed conflicts,” the head of state noted.


All the most bloody wars on Earth began on the basis of religious disagreements, continued the Belarusian leader.

“This card is still played by ideologists of color revolutions and rebellions. In such conditions, it is important to maintain equality of rights and dialogue between representatives of all religions. After all, Vladyka Filaret also noted that the interfaith world is the main achievement of Belarus,” said the president