This is reported by TASS with reference to the head of the Synodal Information Department of the Belarusian Orthodox Church (BOC), Archpriest Sergiy Lepin.

“He made such an appeal to the Belarusian authorities, to President Alexander Grigorievich Lukashenko,” Lepin said.

According to the clergyman, the head of the BOC considers it important that “peace reigns in the heart of every person”.

“Let's do our best for peace to reign on our blessed Belarusian land. I urge everyone to restraint and wisdom, ”BelTA quotes the words of Metropolitan Pavel.

Earlier, Lukashenka denied reports of his departure from Belarus.