Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko has sent a letter of birthday greetings to Metropolitan Filaret, Patriarchal Exarch Emeritus of All Belarus. He was awarded the title of Hero of Belarus and Order of Francysk Skarina. “For many years you have been committed to the promotion of high moral ideals, true humanism and integrity in the society,” the head of state remarked. “You have been doing your best to preserve peace and accord in our country, promote Christian values, revive and multiply Orthodox traditions,” the message of greetings reads.