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400th anniversary of acquisition of the Budslav Icon of the Mother of God

400th anniversary of acquisition of the Budslav Icon of the Mother of God
8 Jul 2013

This year Belarus celebrates the 400th anniversary of Budslav Icon of the Mother of God, which is one of the most revered icons of the Catholic Church and which is known for many miracles. It was created by an unknown artist in 16th century. It is kept in the Church of Ascension of the Mother of God in the village of Budslav, Myadel District.

Over 40,000 Catholic believers took part in a special church service on the occasion of the 400th anniversary of the acquisition of the Budslav Icon of the Mother of God on 5-6 July. Attending the festivities was Catholic Bishops of Poland, Ukraine, Romania, and Italy. Belarus also welcomed President of the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue Jean-Louis Tauran who Pope Francis has chosen to serve as his Special Envoy at the celebrations in honor of the 400th anniversary of Budslav Icon of the Mother of God.

400th anniversary of acquisition of the Budslav Icon of the Mother of God
Papal Legate, Cardinal Jean-Louis Tauran and Metropolitan of Minsk and Mogilev, Archbishop Tadeusz Kondrusiewicz
Celebrations in honor of the 400th  anniversary of Budslav Icon of the Mother of God
Celebrations in honor of the 400th  anniversary of Budslav Icon of the Mother of God
400th anniversary of acquisition of the Budslav Icon of the Mother of God
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