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Belarus: “Pope Francis is concerned about the situation.”

The international community is shocked at the situation in Belarus, which is marked by the brutal suppression of protests and sanctions. This state of affairs is exacerbated by the fact that Belarus has been hard hit by the COVID-19 crisis. In the current tense circumstances, repressive measures are being also inflicted on the country’s Catholic […]

ACN Project of the Week – Transportation aid in Belarus

Belarus A car for the Dominican Sisters in Baranovichi   Back in 1992, almost immediately after the collapse of the Soviet Union, three Dominican Sisters from Poland came to Belarus and began their apostolate in the town of Baranovichi. Evidently, their example was a powerful and attractive one, for the order grew and today has […]

Success Story: Support given for Year of the Family

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 […]

ACN Success Story – Belarus

ACN Success story – in Belarus Getting around – an essential for a priest!   This week, our story unfolds in Belarus.  First of all, we learn in this country of close to 10 million people, the percentage of Catholics is a little less than 8%, whereas the Orthodox are close to 50%. Given the […]

Project of the Week – Support for Seminarians

 2015 Ordination Mass in Grodno, Belarus Belarus Help for the training of 33 seminarians in Grodno Last year the Catholic seminary in Grodno celebrated its 25-year Jubilee.    When the seminary opened on 1st September 1990, the Soviet Union was still in existence. Grodno’s was the first Catholic seminary to be reopened within its territory. […]

Eastern Europe – conclusion

Belarus  Construction of a monastery complex and pastoral centre for the Capuchin Brothers in Molodechno As early as 1990, directly after the political changes in Eastern Europe, the Capuchin Brothers came to Belarus. Today they number over 40 brothers and are thus the largest community of Catholic religious in this country, which until 1991 was […]