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Alexander Lukashenko, president of Belarus.

Pope Francis sends special envoy to meet with Belarus president

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

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Church in Belarus calls for prayers after police detain Catholic priests

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

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

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

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

Bishop Yuri Kasabutsky celebrates Mass at the Cathedral of the Holy Name of St. Virgin Mary in Minsk, Belarus, Nov. 13, 2020.

Catholic bishop prays for Belarusian reportedly beaten to death by security forces

A Catholic bishop celebrated Mass Friday in memory of a protester reportedly beaten to death by security forces in Belarus.   Read more

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Vatican calls for 'peaceful and just resolution' of Belarus crisis

After President Alexander Lukashenko announced that he was putting troops on high alert and closing Belarus’ borders, a Vatican diplomat... Read more

Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk-Mohilev.

Catholic archbishop appeals decision to block him at Belarus border over ‘invalid’ passport

A Catholic archbishop has appealed to the interior ministry of Belarus after border authorities said he was prevented from returning... Read more

Vladimir Makei, Minister of Foreign Affairs for Belarus.

Belarus renews invitation to Pope Francis amid talks

Belarus renewed its invitation to Pope Francis to visit the country Friday during talks with a senior Vatican official.   Read more

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, Secretary for Relations with States within the Holy See's Secretariat of State, at the Vatican Oct. 27, 2017.

Vatican official visits Belarus after archbishop blocked at border

A senior Vatican official arrived in Belarus for talks Friday after the leader of the country’s Catholic Church was barred... Read more

The Cathedral of the Holy Name of Mary in Minsk, Belarus.

Catholic Mass is taken off the airwaves in Belarus

A Mass broadcast to Catholics across Belarus has disappeared from the airwaves amid political upheaval following a disputed presidential election.   Read more

Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk-Mohilev, pictured in 2014.

Europe’s Catholic bishops back archbishop blocked from returning to Belarus

Catholic bishops across Europe have expressed support for an archbishop who was refused entry to his homeland of Belarus.   Read more

Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz.

Catholic archbishop blocked at Belarus border calls for prayers

A Catholic archbishop appealed for prayers Tuesday, a day after he was blocked from entering Belarus by border guards.   Read more

Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz prays outside of the Akrestsin Street pre-trial detention center in Minsk, Belarus, Aug. 19.

Border guards stop Catholic archbishop from returning to Belarus

Border guards blocked a Catholic archbishop from returning to Belarus Monday.   Read more

Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz.

Catholic archbishop calls for investigation after riot police block church entrance in Belarus

A Catholic archbishop in Belarus protested Thursday after riot police blocked the entrance to a church in the capital, Minsk.  Read more

Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz prays outside of the Akrestsin Street pre-trial detention center in Minsk, Belarus, Aug. 19.

Catholic archbishop prays outside of prison for detained Belarusian protesters

The archbishop of Minsk prayed outside of a prison in Belarus Wednesday where detained protesters were reported to have been... Read more

Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz.

Catholic archbishop: Let priests visit detained Belarus protesters

A Catholic archbishop urged the embattled government of Belarus Tuesday to allow priests to visit imprisoned protesters.   Read more

Riot police detain protesters, who accuse strongman Alexander Lukashenko of falsifying the polls in the presidential election, in Minsk, Aug. 10, 2020.

Catholic Archbishop of Minsk calls for end to violence after Belarus election

The Archbishop of Minsk-Mohilev called Tuesday for an end to the violent clashes occurring across Belarus following a disputed presidential... Read more