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.
On the 13th of December the President of Belarus Alexander Lukashenko accepted credential letters of new ambassadors that had come to Belarus with diplomatic mission including new Apostolic Nuncio to Belarus Archbishop Gabor Pinter.