Rome Newsroom, Apr 26, 2021 / 10:30 am
Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz offered Mass for Chernobyl victims to mark the 35th anniversary of the nuclear disaster.
The archbishop emeritus of Minsk rang a memorial bell 35 times following the Sunday Mass for all who died or suffered health problems due to the Chernobyl disaster on April 26, 1986.
“It was the largest man-made disaster in human history. We feel its effects today,” Kondrusiewicz said.
“Our people, as well as others, especially neighboring Ukraine and Russia, have been fighting a radioactive pandemic for three and a half decades,” he said, according to Catholic.by, the website of the Catholic Church in Belarus.