Metropolitan Paul Discussed Preservation Of Spiritual Values With Secretary Of State Of Vatican

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The Secretary of state of Vatican cardinal Pietro Parolin met with the Patriarchal Exarch of all Belarus, Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslawl Paul on the 13th of March. The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Belarus to the Holy See Syarhey Aleynik also attednded the meeting.

The main topic of the meeting, that took place at Minsk diocesan office, was the subject of preservation of spiritual values.

According to BelTA, Metropolitan Paul mentioned that this topic is everybody’s concern.

Discussing the prospects of Orthodox-Catholic dialog the parties remembered the Orthodox-Catholic forum of 2014.

The Metropolitan added that the words were remembered said by the President of Belarus Aleksandr Lukashenko at the beginning of the last-year forum. The head of the state had stated that it is necessary to do everything possible  for spiritual and moral values been preserved.

During the meetng it was stated that Belarus is an illustrative example of peaceful coexistence of different confessions. The local Orthodox and Catholic churchesdo everything possible to maintain the interconfessional peace.

According to church.by, the secretary of state of Vatican gave the Pope’s greetings to the Patriarchal Exarch and also asked to give the Pontific’s greetings to the Patriarch of Moscow and all Russia Cyrill.

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