Religious Sphere: A year of challenges and trials

Alexander Shramko Summary In 2020, two unprecedented phenomena – the COVID pandemic and the presidential election with subsequent protests determined the main trends of religious life as well as in

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The Vatican Reactions to the Belarusian Crisis

On matters concerning Belarus, the Vatican traditionally maintains neutrality, avoids political statements and seeks solutions to problems through diplomatic means. Local Church leaders’ reaction to the political crisis: shifting from

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Persecution of the Catholic Church, Clergy and Laity in Belarus

In the course of the political crisis in Belarus, the Catholic Church, its communities, clergy and faithful — both Roman Catholics and Greek Catholics — faced persecutions on account of

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Belarusian Churches and Migration: 2010-2020. Chechen refugees in Brest: A Local Migration Crisis in 2016-2017.

Belarus has never been an attractive country to migrants, neither as a final destination (the number of immigrants does not exceed 30,000 per year[1]), nor as a transit country. There have

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Statement of the Christian Vision Working Group of the Coordination Council on the Iniquitous Sentence of Volha Zalatar

An unfair and politically motivated sentence was passed to Volha Zalatar, a practising Catholic believer, mother of five young children and a member of the volunteer movement

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«From the borderland Jesus’ voice reaches us»

Joint Appeal of the Protestant Church in Germany and the Working Group «Christian Vision» of the Coordinating Council of Belarus Since summer 2021 the regime of Aliaksandar Lukashenka in Belarus

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