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На русском языке: В Минск приехал патриарх Кирилл

Vladimir Gundyayev (also known as Patriarch Kirill) is going to lay a wreath at the monument on Victory Square in Minsk, lay flowers at the monument to Metropolitan Filaret, and hold a service at the Holy Spirit Cathedral in Minsk.

Because of this, reinforcement has already been observed on Victory Square: they are putting up security frames and fences, people in nearby houses are forbidden to open their windows, and there are a large number of agents and black vans on the perimeter.

The situation is similar on Kastrychnitskaya Square.

It is notable that the Patriarch arrived in Belarus on the plane of a Special Flight Squad «Russia». At 14:51, Tu-214PU with registration number RA-64532 landed at MSQ (Minsk).

At the airport he was met by Metropolitan Veniamin, the head of the Belarusian Orthodox Church (BOC), Igor Petrishenko, the Deputy Prime Minister of Belarus, Dmitry Mezentsev, the State Secretary of the Union State, and Russian Ambassador to Belarus Boris Gryzlov.

The visit is dedicated to the celebration of the 1030th anniversary of Orthodoxy in Belarus.

In addition, Patriarch Kirill is planning to consecrate the Patriarchal Metochion in Minsk, hold a liturgy in Polatsk, where he will visit a convent and the Euphrosyne of Polatsk Cathedral, and meet with Lukashenka.

Patriarch Kirill arrives in Minsk

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