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Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz conducts a service on Christmas Eve at a cathedral following his arrival in Minsk, Belarus December 24, 2020. REUTERS-Stringer-File Photo

Archbishop who angered Minsk resigns after hitting age limit

Pope Francis on Sunday accepted the resignation of the head of the Catholic Church in Belarus, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz, who was banned from Belarus last year after angering President Alexander Lukashenko.
Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz was allowed to return to Belarus last month after being stopped from re-entering the country since August following a holiday in Poland where he called for the resignation of Belarus President Alexander Lukashenko.

Minsk archbishop resigns months after calling for Belarus president’s resignation

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of the Catholic Archbishop of Minsk, the Vatican said on Sunday, after he spoke out against the Belarus government and violence against protestors.

Former Kwara governor condoles with Bishop Kukah over mother’s death

Former governor of Kwara State, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has commiserated with the Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Hassan Kukah, over the death of his mother, Madam Janet Kukah.
Pope Francis Sunday railed against atomic weapons, the nuclear deterrent and the growing arms trade, as he paid tribute to the victims of the “unspeakable horror” of the Nagasaki bomb.

Pope develops ‘mild ailment’, skips mass

“Due to a mild ailment, he preferred to stay in the vicinity of Saint Martha’s,” the guest house at the Vatican where the 83-year old pontiff lives, chief press officer Matteo Bruni said in a statement.

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Report: Non-state actors in possession of five million weapons

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