Posts Tagged ‘Alexander Lukashenko’

Belarus re-invites Pope to visit

Monday, September 14th, 2020

Belarus has renewed its 2016 invitation to Pope Francis to visit the country. Vladimir Makei, the Belarus Minister of Foreign Affairs, reiterated the invitation during a meeting with Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, who is the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States. Makei told Gallagher, who was visiting Belarus, that the invitation remained open despite tensions Read more

Belarus archbishop blocked at border; warns of civil war

Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

Border guards blocked a Belarus archbishop from re-entering his country this week. On Monday Catholic Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk-Mohilev was attempting to enter Belarus from Poland. Although the border guards “behaved very correctly,” their decision to refuse him entry to his homeland was “absolutely incomprehensible” and contravened the law, Kondrusiewicz says. “No explanation was Read more