By Kostas Onisenko
Metropolitan Veniamin of Minsk and Zaslavl, spoke on the local television and called on Belarusians not to allow further protests, meaning the mass anti-government demonstrations that began last August after the presidential election.
Back then hundreds of thousands of Belarusians took to the streets in order to protest against fraud in the elections, on which – according to the official count – Alexander Lukashenko won. The protests have not stopped since then and hundreds of people have been imprisoned.
“Not only must the Church but also every person make sure that there is coherence and peace in our society. There is a thought that the analysis of the previous year, the correction of the mistakes that have been made and the repentance for the wrong deeds by smoothing them through good deeds – is a key contribution”.
Metropolitan Veniamin also added that “everything is measured, everything with love, so that there is no further development of controversy”.