Weekly column from Belarus: Can we accept the repentance of the worst police officer?


Eastern Europe

Zmicier Chviedaruk, CNE.news

The Belarusian police is known for its cruel behaviour against dissidents. Photo AFP, Viktor Drachev

Belarus isn’t very religious, and people don’t like to discuss spiritual matters. But last week, something like a religious atomic bomb hit us, and everyone who is still not afraid to read independent news started discussing the question: does the church look like a tiny club? Does it exist just for good and gentle people? Or is it the right place for the worst sinners ever?