Pope Dispatches Archbishop Gallagher to Minsk

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, according to a statement from the Holy See Press Office released on Friday evening, has arrived in Minsk “to show the attention and closeness of the Holy Father to the Catholic Church and the whole country”.

Belarus has seen weeks of tension as opposition parties contest and question President Lukashenko’s victory in recent elections.

Archbishop Paul Richard Gallagher, the Vatican’s Secretary for Relations with States, is due to meet with civil authorities and those responsible for the Catholic Church, according to the report published by Vatican News.

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