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BELARUS WYD IN KRAKOW A group of about 2,000 young people from Belarus took part in World Youth Day in Krakow (25-31 July 2016). Before the event, prayer vigils were organised in many Belarus parishes so that the meeting of young people might be spiritually fruitful. NEW NUNCIO On 18 August 2016, the new Apostolic Nuncio to Belarus, His Grace Mgr Gábor Pintér, arrived in Minsk. The Nuncio was born in Hungary, is 52 years old, and has been in the Holy See’s diplomatic service since 1 July 1996. Prior to his current appointment, Mgr Pintér has served in various diplomatic roles in Haiti, Bolivia, Sweden, France, the Philippines and Austria. CENTENARY OF THE MARIAN APPARITIONS IN FATIMA In the context of the Jubilee for the Centenary of the Apparitions of Our Blessed Lady at Fatima, starting on 13 October 2016 the statue of Our Lady of Fatima was brought to various places in the country. The statue, blessed by His Grace Mgr Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Metropolitan Archbishop of Minsk-Mohilev, during the national pilgrimage to Fatima, is visiting all the parishes in Belarus. CONCLUSION OF THE YEAR OF MERCY On 13 November 2016 in all the cathedrals, shrines and churches where Doors of Mercy had been erected, in the presence of many faithful, a solemn conclusion of the Jubilee of Mercy was celebrated. RADIO MARIA On 6 May 2017, to mark the official inauguration of Belarus Radio Maria His Grace Mgr Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, Metropolitan Archbishop of Minsk-Mohilev, celebrated Mass and blessed the studios. EXHIBITION FOR THE 5TH CENTENARY OF THE FIRST BIBLE PRINTED IN PALEO-BELARUSIAN To mark the 500th anniversary of the first Bible printed in the Paleo-Belarusian language, on 23 June 2017 in the Exhibition Hall of the Church of the Holy Spirit in Vitebsk, an exhbition entitled “The city of Francysk Skaryna through

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PRESIDENT HIS GRACE MGR. TADEUSZ KONDRUSIEWICZ ARCHBISHOP OF MINSK-MOHILEV

SECRETARY GENERAL HIS LORDSHIP MGR. JÓZEF STANIEWSKI AUXILIARY BISHOP OF GRODNO

the eyes of the artist” was opened. The event was part of an international conference entitled “Francysk Skaryna and his spiritual legacy yesterday and today”. NATIONAL CONGRESS OF FAMILIES From 23-25 June 2017 a National Congress of Families was held in Baranowicze. The event was devoted to the theme of family relations. More than 100 people participated in the Congress, including advisers on family life, family assistants, participants in formation courses on family life and others interested in the theme of the family.

Litterae Communions 2017 (English version)  

CCEE Litterae communionis contains the annual report (June 2016 - June 2017) of Bishops' Conferences in Europe.

Litterae Communions 2017 (English version)  

CCEE Litterae communionis contains the annual report (June 2016 - June 2017) of Bishops' Conferences in Europe.

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