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Nuncio: Pope would like to visit Belarus

August 22, 2016

Archbishop Gábor Pintér, the new apostolic nuncio to Belarus, arrived in Minsk to begin his diplomatic mission and said that Pope Francis would like to visit the Eastern European nation.

“The Pope said that we will find some time and the opportunity for this visit,” Archbishop Pinter said, according to a report from the Interfax news agency. “I cannot say when and how, but I think that what the Pope had said is something positive for Belarus.”

The nation of 9.5 million is 80% Eastern Orthodox and 14% Catholic.

 
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