Metropolitan Paul (Russian: Митрополит Павел, Belarusian: Мітрапаліт Павел, secular name Georgiy Vasilevich Ponomaryov, Russian: Георгий Васильевич Пономарёв; born 19 February 1951 in Karaganda) is the Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, the Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus and the leader of the Belarusian Orthodox Church (an autonomous part of the Russian Orthodox Church).
|Metropolitan of Minsk and Slutsk, the Patriarchal Exarch of All Belarus|
|Church||Belarusian Orthodox Church|
|Installed||25 December 2013|
|Birth name||Georgiy Vasilevich Ponomaryov|
|Born||19 February 1951|
Karaganda, Kazakh SSR, Soviet Union
Metropolitan Paul was born on 19 February 1952 in Karaganda.
On 19 February 1992 by the decision of the Holy Synod of the Russian Orthodox Church he was appointed Bishop of Zaraisk and was put in charge of the patriarchal parishes in the United States and in Canada.
23 February 2001 he was elevated to the rank of Archbishop.
7 May 2003 he was appointed Archbishop of Ryazan and Kasimov.
- Metropolitan Pavel of Ryazan and Mikhailov appointed head of Belarusian Orthodox Church, Belarusian Telegraph Agency, December 25, 2013, archived from the original on January 16, 2014.
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