The Christian Vision Group’s Statement Regarding the Persecution and Torture of Rev Uladzislau Bahamolnikau in Detention

Rev Uladzislau Uladzimiravich Bahamolnikau was brutally detained by GUBOPiK (Ministry of Internal Affairs Department for Combating Organised Crime and Corruption)  officers on 31 August 2022 following a search of his apartment in

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Praying Instead of Protesting? The Belarusian Churches and Political Protest After the 2020 Presidential Election

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  24 October 2022 Regina Elsner Abstract Belarus is one of the least religious societies of the former Soviet Union. Nevertheless, two Christian denominations –

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«Belarus Knockin’ at the Vatican’s Doors»

Over the past two years, Belarusian civil society, as well as political prisoners and their families, have repeatedly appealed to the Holy See and Pope Francis in the hope that

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Forum 18. BELARUS: Mass banned at Minsk’s iconic Red Church

Visiting the closed Catholic Church of Saints Simon and Helena (Red Church) in central Minsk on 12 October, the day the parish was ordered to remove its property, Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz,

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The Christian Vision Group’s Statement Regarding the Arbitrary Withdrawal from St Simon and St Helena’s Roman Catholic Parish Right to Use its Church

12 October 2022 On 6 October 2022, it became known that the Minsk Spadchyna Municipal Unitary Enterprise, the owner for the purpose of operational management of the buildings of the

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Ales Bialiatski, a Nobel Peace Prize Laureate: His Catholic Activism in the 1990s

The Belarusian Nobel Peace Prize laureate is known primarily for his human rights work. Ales Bialiatski has been fighting for human rights for 26 years. It is little known, however,

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Forum 18. BELARUS: Fines, car park worship ban for New Life Church

3 October 2022 Olga Glace, Forum 18 On 25 September, Police banned Minsk’s New Life Church from meeting for Sunday worship in the car park of the building from which

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