Archbishop Kondrusevich initiates interfaith prayer for Belarus

Archbishop Kondrusevich initiates interfaith prayer for Belarus
Minsk. August 18. INTERFAX-the Head of the Conference of Catholic bishops of Belarus, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusevich, invited representatives of all Christian denominations, as well as Judaism and Islam, to join in prayer for the country.
As the site specifies, the prayer will be held on Tuesday in the Church of Simeon and Elena in Minsk (Red Church). It is expected that at 18:00 Central European time, on the initiative of the Executive Committee of the European conference of Catholic commissions for justice and peace Iustitia et Pax, Christians in Europe will unite in a common prayer "our father" for the people of Belarus.
"At the same time, at 19:00 Belarusian time, representatives of different Christian denominations, Judaism and Islam will pray together in the Red Church for the victory of truth, justice and peace in our Fatherland," the RCC of Belarus reported.
Presidential elections were held in Belarus on August 9. According to official results, incumbent President Alexander Lukashenko, who has held the post since 1994, won by a wide margin over other candidates. The published election results caused mass protests, which continue to this day.
In General, about 7 thousand people were detained, several hundred were injured, one person died at a protest rally, and one after being detained. According to media reports, the whereabouts of about 80 people detained at the rallies are still unknown.
At the same time, information began to be received about numerous cases of ill-treatment and torture of detainees in the police Department, IVS, as well as when transporting them to places of forced detention.
Peaceful protests started in Belarusian industrial enterprises on August 13, and strikes started on August 17. In addition, across Belarus, people began to form a chain of solidarity and hold rallies against violence and for new elections.
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