4 Thousands Of Believers Gathered to Open Holy Gates In Minsk On Anniversary Of Mercy

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Following the example of all archcathedrals worldwide, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz solemnly opened the Holy Gates on 13 December at Minsk archcathedral.

The ceremony was preceded by a procession from St. Simeon and Helen cathedral. Despite the fact that such event took place for the first time, ca. 4 thousands of believers attended it.

On the Anniversary of Mercy, that began in the Catholic Church on 8 December, the Pope asked believers to make a short pilgrimage to the Holy Gates, opened at all cathedrals or at the churches set by a diocesan bishop and at four papal  basilicas in Rome, to experience and receive an absolution.

Photos by Paval Hadzinski