Minsk, February 21, 2022
The number of Orthodox churches in the Belarusian capital has risen by more than 200% since 2005.
In 2005, there were only 14 Orthodox churches in Minsk, Deputy Commissioner for Religious and Ethnic Affairs Elena Radchenko told Minsk-News earlier this month.
However, the situation has changed dramatically since then, and now there are 46 churches open for parishioners, with another 17 currently under construction.
Thus, the number of churches has risen by 229% in 17 years.
Over the same period, the number of Catholic churches has risen from 5 to 12, with 9 more being built.
In August, OrthoChristian reported that the first canonical Old Rite church in Minsk is under construction.