BelTA agency reports.

It is noted that Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Veniamin, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, arrived with Lukashenka.

It is also reported that the Belarusian leader lit a candle for Filaret's repose.

On January 12, the Belarusian Orthodox Church (BOC) announced that the honorary patriarchal exarch of All Belarus, Metropolitan Filaret, had died.