Catholics in Belarus welcome new archbishop amid continued repression | Crux Now

WARSAW, Poland — Catholic leaders in Belarus welcomed a new head for its archdiocese after a nine-month interregnum, although some activists warned the new archbishop could be constrained in opposing repression in the former Soviet republic. Pope Francis named Auxiliary Bishop Iosif Staneuski, 52, of Grodno as archbishop of Minsk-Mohilev Sept. 14. He succeeds Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, who retired in January after four months of government-imposed exile.

Catholics in Belarus welcome new archbishop amid continued repression | Crux Now

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