Belarusian Authorities Accused Catholic Church Of Insufficient Staff Training

Леонид Гуляко

The Roman Catholic Church in Belarus is not active in training priest, claimed Leanid Hulyaka, the Plenipotentiary for religions and nationalities of Belarus, on 2 February at the meeting of the Plenipotentiary’s office.

“As always, The Roman Catholic Church in Belarus is not active enough in training its staff”, – he said according to BelTA.

Thus, according to Hulyaka, nobody graduted from the seminary in Pinsk this year and only one person entered the seminary this year, and there are no students in the Academy of Theology opened in 2015. All of this, the official claimed, makes necessary to invite many priests from abroad, many of whom are not in a good command of state languages and seldom use them in liturgies.