Outstanding Personalities of Belarus – Kiryl of Turov stamp
Byelorussian post issued a souvenir sheet "Outstanding personalities of Belarus. Kyril of Turov". Kyril of Turov is one of the fifteen Saints of Belarus. He was a church leader and theologian. He was born about 1130 in Turov (Gomel region nowadays) in a rich family and died after 1190. At a mature age he renounced his inheritance and took monastic vows in St. Boris and Gleb monastery of Turov. Being the Bishop of Turov Kyril left his See and devoted himself fully to spiritual writing. After his death Kyril was declared a Saint.