The Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church met for its regular session at St. Daniel Monastery in Moscow on August 25, 2020. It was chaired by His Holiness Kirill, Patriarch of Moscow and All Russia.
The Holy Synod granted a request from Metropolitan Pavel of Minsk and Zaslavl to dismiss him from his post as the patriarch’s exarch of all Belarus wrote the Chairman of the Synodal Department for Church Relations with Society and the Media, Vladimir Legoyda on his Telegram channel.
Bishop Veniamin of Borisov and Maryina Gorka has been appointed the patriarch’s exarch of all Belarus while remaining the temporary head of the Borisov Diocese, Legoyda said.
The Synod thanked Metropolitan Pavel for his work as the head of the Belarusian Orthodox Church and appointed him head of the Kuban Metropolitanate.
The previous metropolitan of Kuban died of complications from Covid-19 on August 8.