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24 Oct 2019, by Amanda in ACN International, Belarus

Belarus

Success Story: Support given for Year of the Family

 

Belarus is a country which knows numerous problems. The country, which gained its independence in 1991, is considered by many international observers to be a dictatorship. Most see little hope or future prospect for themselves and many young people often try escaping their despair and frustration by turning to drugs. The suicide rate is alarmingly high.

In an effort to support families and give them new hope The Catholic Bishops’ Conference and its Marriage and Family Commission, declared 2019 to be a “Year of the Family.” In this optic, a range of different activities have been organized and will be continuing throughout this year. Training sessions and counselling for married couples and families will be offered as well as ongoing training and retreat days for those working in the Catholic marriage and family counselling services. While prayer campaigns and a congress of family associations in the capital, Minsk are also on the horizon.

 

Thanks to the generosity of our benefactors, we were able to contribute $10,500 towards the cost of these valuable initiatives.

 

On behalf of all the families and individuals who have, and continue to benefit from them, we offer you our heartfelt thanks!