Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavsky Veniamin is sure that the division between the Russian, Ukrainian and Belarusian peoples happened because of politics. According to the head of the Belarusian Orthodox Church, there is a prophecy that they will be friendly again.
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The Metropolitan said that the division of the peoples happened as a result of political pressure from outside. “We do not have enough wisdom that previous generations had to be able to resist him,” the priest said. He also added that Orthodox saints have a prophecy that states that nations will be together. The Metropolitan urged to pray that this will happen as soon as possible.
During the discussion of the situation in Belarus, he said that there is a way out of the crisis. It is necessary to repent and be reconciled, as well as to atone for mistakes and sins. Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavsky Benjamin noted that the people who allowed them are obliged to “humanly suffer punishment”, since they will also be judged by God, who will reward for good and evil deeds.
Earlier, the bishop said that ministers of the church are not allowed to engage in politics, and in their work they must act according to the Gospel. Political activity is reflected in the soul of a person. The priest is more guided by human logic, a sense of striving, a desire to help people, but does not take into account the will of God.