Philaret (Vakhromeyev)

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Metropolitan Philaret (Russian: Митрополит Филарет, Belarusian: Мітрапаліт Філарэт, born Kirill Varfolomeyevich Vakhromeev, Russian: Кирилл Варфоломеевич Вахромеев; 21 March 1935 – 12 January 2021) was a Russian-born Belarusian Orthodox prelate.[1] He was Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk from 1978 to 2013 and Leader of the Belarusian Orthodox Church from 1978 to 1989.

In 2006, for his work in the Russian Orthodox Church he was awarded the title Hero of Belarus by President Alexander Lukashenko.[2]

Philaret died on 12 January 2021 in Minsk, Belarus at the age of 85.[3]

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  1. "Alexander Lukashenko sends greetings to new Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, Patriarch Exarch of All Belarus Pavel". 28 December 2013.
  2. "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-05-14. Retrieved 2010-01-15.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  3. Metropolitan Filaret, Honorary Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus, passes away