CNA Staff, Aug 31, 2020 / 05:30 am
Border guards blocked a Catholic archbishop from returning to Belarus Monday.
Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk-Mohilev was attempting to enter Belarus from Poland when he was stopped by border guards, reported the website of the Catholic Church in Belarus Aug. 31.
Bishop Yuri Kasabutsky, an auxiliary bishop in Minsk-Mohilev archdiocese, said that Kondrusiewicz was returning from a business trip when he sought to enter Belarus at the crossing between the Polish village of Kuźnica and the Belarusian village of Bruzgi.
"Border guards of the Republic of Belarus denied the head of the Belarusian Catholic episcopate entry to the country without explanation," Kasabutsky said.