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by CNA Staff Warsaw, Poland, Aug 25, 2021 / 12:00 pm Poland’s Catholic bishops have appealed for solidarity with refugees amid rising tensions at the country’s border with Belarus. In an Aug. 22 statement, the bishops described the situation at the Poland-Belarus border as “disturbing.” “Recently, there has been a

CNA Staff, Mar 5, 2021 / 12:00 pm MT (CNA).- A tattoo artist has restored the Stations of the Cross at a church in Belarus at the invitation of the local pastor. Julia Kulba — known in the tattoo business as Pipetka — applied her skills to the 14 bas-relief

By Courtney Mares Rome Newsroom, Sep 21, 2020 / 05:00 am MT (CNA).- 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

CNA Staff, Sep 12, 2020 / 06:00 am MT (CNA).- Belarus renewed its invitation to Pope Francis to visit the country Friday during talks with a senior Vatican official. Vladimir Makei, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, said that the invitation remained open amid tensions between the local Catholic Church and

CNA Staff, Aug 31, 2020 / 06:30 am MT (CNA).- Border guards blocked a Catholic archbishop from returning to Belarus Monday. Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz of Minsk-Mohilev was attempting to enter Belarus from Poland when he was stopped by border guards, reported the website of the Catholic Church in Belarus Aug.