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Secretary of State Archbishop Parolin to visit Minsk on March 12

A high-ranking guest from the Vatican will arrive in Belarus on March 12. Secretary of State Pietro Parolin, of the Vatican, is expected in Minsk. 

During the official visit, he will meet with the republic's leadership, Metropolitan of Minsk and Zaslavl Pavel, as well as members of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Belarus. In addition, the envoy of the Holy See is going to meet with believers and sanctify the first stone of the building of the Apostolic Nunciature in Minsk.

Dmitry Mironchik, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus:
The visit embodies the development of the agreements with the Holy See reached as part of work to expand the interstate Belarus-Vatican relations. Talks will be held between the Foreign Minister of Belarus Vladimir Makei and the Vatican Secretary of State. The visit program also provides for a series of meetings with Belarusian officials, the leadership of the Catholic and Orthodox churches.

Dmitry Mironchik, spokesman for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Belarus