Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Catholics in Belarus seek return of cathedral

Catholic World News - April 27, 2011

Catholics in the Belarusian city of Mahileu (Mohilev) are seeking the return of a cathedral confiscated decades ago by Communist authorities. The cathedral, built in 1740, is the co-cathedral of the Archdiocese of Minsk-Mohilev, which is led by Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Russia’s leading Catholic prelate from 1991 until his 2007 transfer to his native land.

14% of Belarus’s 10.3 million people are Catholic, according to Vatican statistics; some 80% are Orthodox.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Progress toward our August expenses ($22,084 to go):
$35,000.00 $12,916.44
63% 37%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

There are no comments yet for this item.

Subscribe for free
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

In Iraq, the Pope has good reason to seek intervention, but fear unilateral US action 17 hours ago
As Catholic News Unfolds... August 19
An Iraqi archbishop's warning to the West August 19
The cause for beatification of Archbishop Romero: BBC botched the story August 19
Church Fathers: The Didache and the Epistle of Barnabas August 19

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
‘A real via crucis’: Pope Francis, patriarch plead on behalf of Iraq’s Christians CWN - August 8
Hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians in flight as Islamic State advances CWN - August 8