STOLBTSY, 9 December (BelTA) - Despite all the difficulties, relations between Belarus and the Vatican continue to develop, Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Ante Jozic told the media ahead of the reburial ceremony of the relics of monk Fabian Maliszewski in Stolbtsy on 9 December, BelTA has learned.
“Today's meeting with Minsk Oblast Governor Aleksandr Turchin and the event that took place in the church are very important. The remains of Fabian Maliszewski have been found, although it is not an easy job, and are now returned to the church,” said Ante Jozic.
Ante Jozic noted that several important issues were discussed at the meeting with Aleksandr Turchin. In particular, they talked about the development of the Catholic diocese. The Apostolic Nuncio spoke about good relations both with the local authorities of Minsk Oblast and with the Belarusian state.
“This year we marked 30 years of diplomatic relations between the Vatican and Belarus. Despite all the difficulties, our relations are developing and will continue to develop. The Vatican, for its part, will do its best not only for the development of our church but also for the entire society,” said Ante Jozic.
The ceremony to rebury the relics of Fabian Maliszewski took place in St. Casimir's Church in Stolbtsy. Attending the ceremony were Aleksandr Turchin and Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Ante Jozic. A mass was held in the Stolbtsy Catholic church, after which the remains of Fabian Maliszewski were placed in a sarcophagus and moved to a niche in front of the church exit.