In 2001 Bishop Yury Kasabutski became the prefect of Interdiocesan Major Seminary of St. Thomas Aquinas in Pinsk. It was the first year of renewal of spiritual educational institution activity. The next year had a profound effect on the life of the future bishop – at the beginning of 2002 he was in a bad car accident. Restoration to health and strength took more than a year.
The Fifth European Orthodox-Catholic Forum was held in Paris from 9 to 12 January 2017. It was organized by the Council of European Bishops’ Conferences (CCEE) and Orthodox Churches from Europe. The Catholic Church of Belarus was represented by Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusievicz.
The President of the Republic of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko congratulated Pope Francis upon the eightieth anniversary of his birth on behalf of the Belarusian nation and on his own behalf.