Religious organizations of Belarus might make a considerable contribution to the promotion of tourism in the Year of Hospitality, Belarus’ Commissioner for Religions and Nationalities Leonid Gulyako said at a session of the Office of the Commissioner for Religions and Nationalities on 22 January, BelTA has learnt.
Leonid Gulyako drew attention to the fact that the government has never failed to provide assistance with restoring religious buildings that are part of the country’s historical and cultural heritage. The work to construct the religious and educational center in Minsk is nearing completion. The funds for the project were allocated from the national budget. Resources were also provided to conduct restoration works at St. Resurrection Cathedral Church in Borisov, the Assumption Monastery in the village of Pustynki, Mstislavl District, a monastery in the village of Yurovichi, Kalinkovichi District, a catholic church in Nesvizh and a number of other cultural specimens. Top on the agenda is the renovation of the St Assumption Monastery Complex in Zhirovichi, as well as the seminary and the ecclesiastical academy in Minsk.