New clergy arrests, information blackout spark consternation in Belarus

(National Catholic Reporter. Jonathan Luxmoore).

Leaders of the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate have deplored an information blackout surrounding the arrest of two of their priests in Belarus.
“No one from the Catholic Church was represented at their court hearing, and no details or access were provided,” said Father Pawel Gomulak, spokesman for the religious order’s Polish province. “We’re still seeking reliable information about their current status and detention conditions, as well as about the penalties they face and how we might help them.”

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