BELARUS: PREPARATIONS FOR VI NATIONAL PILGRIMAGE OF FAMILIES
(Sir Europe - Bratislava) - The Council for Family Matters of the Bishops´ Conference of Belarus along with the pastoral office for family of the eparchy of Grodno, invite the faithful to participate in the VI National Pilgrimage of Families to the Sanctuary of the Mother of God in Gudogayi. The event will take place on 14 July. The first pilgrimage of this kind was held in 2007 in Budslau, followed by several other places of worship of the Virgin Mary in Belarus, where every year hundreds of pilgrims unite in prayers, testimonies and discussions regarding the importance of the family for society and ways to support and promote it. The program of this year´s event will include rosary prayer, lectures on current family matters and it will culminate with the Holy Mass presided over by Mons. Alexander Kaskiewicz, bishop of Grodno, and Mons. Antoni Dzemyanko, bishop of Pinsk.