BELARUS New Minsk bishop appointed, while Belarusian Catholics defend themselves

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Mgr Iosif Staneuski, former auxiliary bishop of Grodno and secretary of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Belarus, replaces Archbishop Kandrusievich, exiled by President Lukashenko for urging the authorities to engage in dialogue with anti-government protesters. State media attack the Belarusian Catholic Church.   Moscow (AsiaNews) – Mgr Iosif Staneuski is the new Metropolitan Archbishop of Minsk-Mohilev, the highest ecclesiastical authority for Belarusian Catholics. The appointment, which was announced on Tuesday, ends the apostolic administration of Mgr Kazimierz Wielikosielec. The latter had taken office on 3 January, following the resignation of Archbishop Tadevuš Kandrusievič, who went home after four months of “exile” in Poland. He had urged the authorities to engage in dialogue with protesters in the hot months of 2020. On 14 April, the 49-year-old bishop of Vitebsk, Mgr Aleh Butkiewicz, was appointed new president of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Belarus (CBCB).

BELARUS New Minsk bishop appointed, while Belarusian Catholics defend themselves

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