Border guards stop Catholic archbishop from returning to Belarus | Ewtn news nightly
The country’s authorities made this decision after Pope Francis’ personal appeal to Alexander Lukashenko
Alexander Lukashenko allowed the Catholic archbishop, expelled by the Belarusian authorities, to return to the country. The decision was made after Pope Francis personally addressed Lukashenka with an appeal on this matter. The decision of the official Minsk was announced on Tuesday by the Vatican Embassy in Belarus.
Let us remind you that Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz has displeased Lukashenka with his speeches in defense of the rights of the protesters. In August of this year, he was denied entry to Belarus when he was returning from a trip to Poland..
The Il Sismografo website published a photocopy of the statement made by the Vatican Ambassador to Minsk Ante Jozic; the document says that there are no more obstacles for the return of Kondrusiewicz.
Jozich expressed gratitude to the Belarusian authorities for a positive response to the request of the Roman pontiff.
Belarusian Foreign Minister Vladimir Makei said earlier on Tuesday that Lukashenko asked the country’s officials to find a solution to the problem out of respect for the Pope..
Meanwhile, mass protests continue in Belarus, which began after the presidential elections on August 9.
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