Ponomarev Georgy Vasilievich

Position

Pavel, Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslaŭje, Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus

Organization

Belarusian Orthodox Church

Career

In October 1977 he was accepted to the brotherhood of the Trinity-Sergius Lavra.

In 1979-1981 – Referent of the Department for External Church Relations.

Since September 1981 – a member of the Russian Spiritual Mission in Jerusalem. Since July 1982 – Deputy Chief of Mission.

From July 1986 to July 1988 – the head of the Russian Ecclesiastical Mission in Jerusalem.

In 1988-1992 – governor of the Pskov-Caves Monastery.

Since February 1992, Bishop of Zaraysk, the administrator of the Patriarchal Parishes in the United States and temporarily in Canada.

In 1999 he was appointed bishop of Vienna and Austria.

In 2001 he was elevated to the rank of archbishop of Vienna and Budapest.

Since May 2003 – Archbishop of Ryazan and Kasimov.

In October 2011 was elevated to the rank of Metropolitan.

On 25 December 2013, he was appointed the Most Reverend of Minsk and Slutsk, the Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus.

In September 2014 he was elected rector of the Institute of Theology of BSU.

In October 2014 was awarded the title “Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslaŭje”, was appointed head of the Minsk Metropolitanate.

Position held since

2013

Predecessor

Kiryl Varfalameevich Vakhrameeu

Year of birth

1952

Region of birth

Karaganda
Kazakhstan

Education

Moscow Theological Seminary

Sector

Society

Region

Minsk

Links

Павел, митрополит Минский и Заславский, Патриарший экзарх всея Беларуси (Пономарев Георгий Васильевич)

Tags

Religion