“For whenever I speak, I cry out; I proclaim violence and destruction.” Open letter from Christians in Belarus

Belarusian Christians of various confessions have made an open appeal to stop violence in the country, restore the rule of law and hold new fair elections. “We ask everyone to

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BBC. Converts amongst the conflict in Belarus

Protests against the Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko have carried on for months. 80% of the country calls themselves Orthodox Christian. The church has stood squarely behind their President but not

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Vatican ‘not optimistic’ exiled Belarus archbishop will return

Editor’s Note: This is part three of a three-part Crux interview with British Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, effectively the Vatican’s Foreign Minister. Part one deals

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Secretary Pompeo’s Meeting with Holy See Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin and Secretary for Relations with States Archbishop Gallagher

The following is attributable to Principal Deputy Spokesperson Cale Brown: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo met today with Holy See Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin and Secretary for

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Davor Džalto. Church and State: Belarus and Montenegro in Comparative Perspective

Responding to: Orthodoxy in the Belarus Protests The world of Orthodox Christianity has been anything but boring over the past couple of years. The political-ecclesiastical project of building a new (autocephalous)

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Katja Richters. The Belarusian Orthodox Church: From Reluctant Opponent to Regime Loyalist

Responding to: Orthodoxy in the Belarus Protests The protests against the re-election of President Lukashenka, which are currently taking place across Belarus, are the most serious challenge that Europe’s so-called last

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“This fight is first and foremost spiritual”

Pavel Seviarynec addressed Belarusians from the pre-trial detention center Volha Seviarynec, the politician’s wife, has posted on her Facebook that she has received letters from her husband. These letters contain his appeal

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