Belarus may be one of the least religious countries in the world, but Catholic believers are countering the general trend.

There are 619 Catholic parishes and about 1.4 million of self-identified Catholics in Belarus. Most regularly attend the Sunday mass and participate in colourful religious celebrations throughout the year.

Here are some of the scenes from the life of Belarus’s Catholic Church that caught the eye of Belarus Digest photographer Siarhei Leskiec.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

About the photographer: Siarhei Leskiec is a freelance photographer whose work focuses on everyday life, folk traditions, and rituals in the Belarusian countryside. Originally from Maladzeczna region, he received a history degree from Belarusian State Pedagogical University.

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