CNA Staff, Aug 18, 2020 / 03:00 am
A Catholic archbishop urged the embattled government of Belarus Tuesday to allow priests to visit imprisoned protesters.
According to an Aug. 18 report on the website of the Catholic Church in Belarus, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz addressed the appeal to the country's Interior Minister Yuri Karaev.
Kondrusiewicz, the Archbishop of Minsk-Mohilev and president of the Catholic Episcopal Conference of Belarus, asked Karaev to ensure that priests were able to visit people detained during mass protests following a disputed presidential election.
The protests began Aug. 9 after the incumbent Alexander Lukashenko was declared the winner with 80% of the vote.