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Belarus-Vatican relations

13.11.2017

Pintér: Pope intends to visit Belarus
Pintér: Pope intends to visit Belarus Archbishop Gabor Pinter, Apostolic Nuncio in Belarus, received a private audience with the Pope of Rome Francis on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Holy See and Belarus. Gabor Pinter called relations between Belarus and the Vatican excellent, although there are still "issues that need to be addressed." During the meeting, the possible visit of the Pope to Belarus was also discussed.

05.10.2017

New building of Apostolic Nunciature opens in Minsk
New building of Apostolic Nunciature opens in Minsk A new building of the Apostolic Nunciature opened in Minsk on the eve of the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Belarus and the Holy See. The embassy is located in a picturesque corner in the center of the capital.

22.05.2016

Belarus President's visit to Italy and the Vatican: review
Belarus President's visit to Italy and the Vatican: review The main political event of the week is President Lukashenko's visit to Italy and the Vatican. Seven years ago, there took place the first similar visit. God is eternal, while the Lord's Anointed change. Other people were on the papal throne and in political power in Italy. Therefore, the present day is a good way to confirm and reboot the relations given the rapidly changing situation in the world and in Rome. Our special correspondent Alexandra Kulakova reports from Rome.
Alexander Lukashenko: The Pope absolutely agrees that it's time to come to Belarus
Alexander Lukashenko: The Pope absolutely agrees that it's time to come to Belarus The development of relations between Belarus and the Roman Catholic Church was discussed May 21 by Alexander Lukashenko and Pope Francis who met in the Vatican.  According to the tradition, an honor guard of Swiss Guards lined up in St. Damaso courtyard. The Belarus head of state was met by the prefect of the Holy See. Accompanied by members of the official delegations and honorary welcoming persons they passed through the halls of the Apostolic Palace in the Papal Library where Pope Francis greeted Alexander Lukashenko.

19.05.2016

President of Belarus to visit Italy and the Vatican May 20-21
President of Belarus to visit Italy and the Vatican May 20-21 Alexander Lukashenko on May 20-21 will visit Italy and the Vatican. The program of the visit includes the President's talks with the President of the Italian Republic Sergio Mattarella.  The visit will begin on Quirinale - one of the highest of the seven hills of Rome. Here you can find 13 churches and six palaces. But when Italians say Quirinale, they mean the entire state apparatus of the country, like the pair Moscow - the Kremlin. Here is the official residence of Italian President Sergio Mattarella.

07.12.2015

Claudio Gugerotti, apostolic nuncio in the Republic of Belarus (2011-2015)
Claudio Gugerotti optimistic about Belarus relations with West Claudio Gugerotti from Belarus will go to Ukraine, where he will spend the next four years. With what feelings does the envoy of the Holy See leave Belarus and what souvenir will he take away? Your Excellency, thank you very much for taking the time for our conversation. And, if I may, I will speak Belarusian, a native language, because I know that you also studied it. Claudio Gugerotti, apostolic nuncio in the Republic of Belarus (2011-2015): Of course, please.

06.12.2015

Alexander Lukashenko and Claudio Gugerotti
Belarus will maintain close ties with the Vatican, Alexander Lukashenko says Belarus will maintain close ties with the Vatican, said President Alexander Lukashenko meeting with Apostolic Nuncio Claudio Gugerotti, who is completing his diplomatic mission in our country. The conversation took place in a very friendly atmosphere. The head of state thanked the Nuncio for the sincere attitude to Belarus and the establishment of close contacts with the Vatican.

25.10.2015

Belarus President gives icon as a gift to the Pope
Belarus President gives icon as a gift to the Pope Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, Apostolic Nuncio and the Vatican representative in Belarus, handed Pope Francis a gift from Alexander Lukashenko. the President of Belarus presented the icon Immaculate Heart of Mary in March 2015 during a meeting in Minsk with Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin. It has now been delivered to the Vatican.

03.09.2015

EU, Brazil and the Vatican diplomats visit refugee families in Gomel region
EU, Brazil and the Vatican diplomats visit refugee families in Gomel region Immigrants from Syria found a new life in Belarus. Families forced to flee from the deadly threat in their home country are happy with peaceful heaven in Belarus. Sept. 3 diplomats from the EU, Brazil and the Vatican could see it in person. Representatives of diplomatic missions visited Syrian citizens in their new homes in Gomel in the framework of a United Nations project.

01.04.2015

Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Archbishop, Metropolitan of Minsk and Mogilev Archdiocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the Republic of Belarus
Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz says Pope Francis could visit Belarus Belarus is waiting for the arrival of the Pope. The invitation to visit the Belarusian land was passed to the pontiff by the government, the clergy and the faithful through Cardinal Parolin during his visit to Belarus. Belarus is waiting for the response from the Vatican. Metropolitan of Minsk and Mogilev, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz expressed the opinion that a positive decision of Pope Francis will affect the number of votes expressed in favor of his arrival. 

15.03.2015

Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State: My visit aims to develop ties with Belarus' state authorities
Pietro Parolin, Vatican Secretary of State: My visit aims to develop ties with Belarus' state authorities The Vatican Secretary of State made an official visit to Belarus. Cardinal Pietro Parolin is called the second person of the Holy See after the Pope. Therefore, this visit is an important gesture, with which the Pope wishes to express his deep respect for the people of Belarus. On March 13, the Secretary of State met with the President of Belarus . Belarus manages to maintain interfaith peace and understanding. This was the essence of the discussion at the meeting. The corner stone was laid in the foundation of the future Vatican Embassy.

12.03.2015

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