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Jan 3, 2021 - 06:15 am .- Less than two weeks after Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk was allowed to return to Belarus after a four-month exile, the Vatican announced Sunday that Pope Francis had accepted the archbishop’s resignation on his 75th birthday.
Dec 17, 2020 - 05:00 am .- Pope Francis sent a special envoy to meet with the president of Belarus Thursday amid tensions between between the Catholic Church and the authorities.
Dec 9, 2020 - 08:00 am .- The Church in Belarus appealed for prayers Tuesday after police detained two Catholic priests.
Dec 7, 2020 - 10:30 am .- The metropolitan archbishop of Minsk has asked all churches in Belarus to pray an act of consecration of Belarus to the Immaculate Heart of Mary after Mass on Dec. 8.
Nov 26, 2020 - 04:35 am .- The Catholic bishops of Belarus appealed Wednesday for a “peaceful solution” to the crisis that has gripped their country since a disputed presidential election in August.
Nov 14, 2020 - 06:00 am .- A Catholic bishop celebrated Mass Friday in memory of a protester reportedly beaten to death by security forces in Belarus. 
Oct 21, 2020 - 09:00 am .- The Church in Belarus has no other task than proclaiming the Gospel. It did so also during the protests that broke out in Belarus following the presidential elections in August, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz said Tuesday in an exclusive interview with Catholic News Agency.
Oct 20, 2020 - 03:30 am .- Exiled Belarusian Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz met with senior Vatican officials Monday.
Oct 13, 2020 - 04:00 pm .- Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Tuesday called for the government of Belarus to allow the Catholic Archbishop of Minsk and Mahilyow to return the country. 
Sep 29, 2020 - 01:00 pm .- Amid strife in their country, Catholics in Belarus held a Mass Tuesday with a revered statue of St. Michael the Archangel praying for an end to the persecution of the Church in Belarus and a resolution to the socio-political crisis.
Sep 21, 2020 - 05:00 am .- After President Alexander Lukashenko announced that he was putting troops on high alert and closing Belarus’ borders, a Vatican diplomat called Friday for dialogue and respect for the human rights of Belarusian protesters, who continue to take to the streets more than a month after disputed elections.
Sep 15, 2020 - 07:00 am .- A Catholic archbishop has appealed to the interior ministry of Belarus after border authorities said he was prevented from returning to his homeland because his passport was “invalid.”
Sep 12, 2020 - 06:00 am .- Belarus renewed its invitation to Pope Francis to visit the country Friday during talks with a senior Vatican official. 
Sep 11, 2020 - 12:19 pm .- A senior Vatican official arrived in Belarus for talks Friday after the leader of the country’s Catholic Church was barred from returning to his homeland.
Sep 9, 2020 - 05:30 am .- A Mass broadcast to Catholics across Belarus has disappeared from the airwaves amid political upheaval following a disputed presidential election. 
Sep 4, 2020 - 03:00 am .- Catholic bishops across Europe have expressed support for an archbishop who was refused entry to his homeland of Belarus. 
Sep 2, 2020 - 08:00 pm .- The Catholic bishops of Belarus are calling for prayers that one of their archbishops, who was blocked from re-entering the country last week, be allowed to return home.
Sep 1, 2020 - 06:15 am .- A Catholic archbishop appealed for prayers Tuesday, a day after he was blocked from entering Belarus by border guards. 
Aug 31, 2020 - 06:30 am .- Border guards blocked a Catholic archbishop from returning to Belarus Monday. 
Aug 27, 2020 - 05:30 am .- A Catholic archbishop in Belarus protested Thursday after riot police blocked the entrance to a church in the capital, Minsk.

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