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Ihar Losik, a Belarusian political prisoner and Catholic.

Catholic blogger remains detained in Belarus after criticizing regime

Jul 31, 2023

By Jonah McKeown

Already three years into his 15-year prison sentence for criticizing the country’s regime, Ihar Losik has not been heard from... Read more

Pope Francis’ general audience in the Paul VI Hall at the Vatican, Jan. 5, 2021.

Pope Francis sends aid to migrants at Belarus border and victims of typhoon in Philippines

Jan 18, 2022

By CNA Staff

Super Typhoon Rai has affected more than 7 million people. Read more

Fr. Marcin Iżycki, director of Caritas Poland, speaks during a press conference on the Belarus border crisis.

Caritas Poland leader: We’ll help those in need for as long as Belarus border crisis lasts

Nov 19, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Catholic Church in Belarus is also aiding migrants at the border. Read more


Catholic Church in Belarus urges prayers for migrants

Nov 10, 2021

By CNA Staff

The Church's website said that ‘a real humanitarian crisis is unfolding on the borders of our country.’ Read more

Archbishop Stanisław Gądecki, president of the Polish Catholic bishops’ conference.

Poland’s Catholic Church to hold collection for migrants at Belarus border

Nov 9, 2021

By CNA Staff

Thousands are caught up in a growing crisis at the roughly 250-mile frontier. Read more

Archbishop Stanislaw Gądecki, president of the Polish bishops’ conference.

Polish Catholic archbishop: Help migrants caught in Belarus border crisis

Oct 5, 2021

By CNA Staff

Poland has sent troops to secure its roughly 250-mile border with Belarus. Read more

Archbishop-elect Iosif Staneuski of Minsk-Mohilev, Belarus.

Pope Francis names new Catholic archbishop for Belarus capital

Sep 14, 2021

By CNA Staff

He succeeds Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, who retired in January. Read more

A group of migrants trapped at the border between Poland and Belarus, near the Polish village of Usnarz Górny.

Poland’s Catholic bishops call for solidarity with refugees amid Belarus border standoff

Aug 25, 2021

By CNA Staff

The bishops described the situation at the Poland-Belarus border as “disturbing.” Read more

Archbishop Ante Jozić celebrates Mass before the icon of Our Lady of Budslau in Belarus, July 3, 2021.

Nuncio prays for peace and harmony in Belarus at renowned Marian shrine

Jul 6, 2021

By CNA Staff

Archbishop Ante Jozić prayed that, with God’s help, divisions would be overcome. Read more

The icon of Our Lady of Budslau.

Revered icon of Our Lady unscathed after Belarus church fire

May 11, 2021

The icon of Our Lady of Budslau has been venerated for centuries in a village north of the capital, Minsk. Read more

Archbishop Kondrusiewicz prays outside the Akrestsin Street pre-trial detention center in Minsk, Aug. 19, 2020. Credit:

Belarus bishop offers Mass for Chernobyl victims on 35th anniversary of nuclear disaster

Apr 26, 2021

By Courtney Mares

“It was the largest man-made disaster in human history. We feel its effects today,” Archbishop Kondrusiewicz said. Read more

Julia Kulba, left, with her sister during restoration work at the church in Adamovichi, Belarus. Photo courtesy of Julia Kulba and

Tattoo artist restores Stations of the Cross in Belarus

Mar 5, 2021

A tattoo artist has restored the Stations of the Cross at a church in Belarus at the invitation of the... Read more

The flag of the Republic of Belarus.

Authorities in Belarus stall Catholic charity initiative to help low-income families

Feb 17, 2021

By Courtney Mares

A decision by the authorities in Belarus has left a Catholic charity unable to pursue an initiative aimed at helping poor... Read more

Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz.

‘Despite change, the Church remains’: Emotional farewell Mass for Archbishop Kondrusiewicz

Jan 26, 2021

Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz said at a farewell Mass on Sunday that the Church would remain a source of strength for... Read more

Archbishop Kondrusiewicz prays outside the Akrestsin Street pre-trial detention center in Minsk, Aug. 19, 2020. Credit:

Pope Francis accepts resignation of Archbishop Kondrusiewicz days after return to Belarus from exile

Jan 3, 2021

By Courtney Mares

Less than two weeks after Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk was allowed to return to Belarus after a four-month exile,... Read more

Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus.

Pope Francis sends special envoy to meet with Belarus president

Dec 17, 2020

Pope Francis sent a special envoy to meet with the president of Belarus Thursday amid tensions between between the Catholic Church... Read more

The flag of the Republic of Belarus.

Church in Belarus calls for prayers after police detain Catholic priests

Dec 9, 2020

The Church in Belarus appealed for prayers Tuesday after police detained two Catholic priests.  Read more

Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz.

Belarus to be consecrated to Mary on Immaculate Conception feast

Dec 7, 2020

By Courtney Mares

The metropolitan archbishop of Minsk has asked all churches in Belarus to pray an act of consecration of Belarus to... Read more

Protesters in Minsk, the capital of Belarus, Sept. 13, 2020.

Catholic bishops appeal for ‘peaceful solution’ to crisis in Belarus

Nov 26, 2020

The Catholic bishops of Belarus appealed Wednesday for a “peaceful solution” to the crisis that has gripped their country since... Read more