Metropolitan Paul (Russian: Митрополит Павел, Belarusian: Мітрапаліт Павел, secular name Georgiy Vasilevich Ponomaryov, Russian: Георгий Васильевич Пономарёв; born 19 February 1952 in Karaganda) is the emeritus 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 Paul was born on 19 February 1952 in Karaganda.
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.