The government of Belarus has denied permission for a Catholic priest from Russia to serve in a parish in Vitebsk, the Forum 18 news service reports.
The government rejected a request for permission for Father Klemens
Werth to serve as a pastor.
Under the law of Belarus, government
approval is required for any foreigner to act as a religious minister.
The government of Belarus has repeatedly denied permission for
foreign-born Catholic priests to serve in the country.