Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Belarus' Communist Government Continues to Ban Christian Service

Three Catholic priests in the western Grodno Diocese and another priest and three nuns from the Minsk-Mohilov Archdiocese face a ban on religious work in Belarus beginning after Christmas. These latest actions mark a total so far of 28 foreign religious workers officially forbidden from working with local religious communities since 2004.

Marina Tsvilik of the state Office of the Plenipotentiary for Religious and Ethnic Affairs told Forum 18, "These are not bans. They've just not had their permission to work extended."