Basilica

by Dzmitry Samakhvalau February. 18, 2007 5515 views

This is the Roman Catholic monastery built in the late 16th century by St Franciscus Order in Pinsk. It is a typical basilica designed by Italian architects and one of the first baroque buildings in Belarus. This monastery was the center of Catholicism in Southern Belarus for many centuries. The most difficult time was the 17th century. Obtruding of Catholicism caused the discontent mood among the other believers. Pinsk was caught by Orthodox Ukrainian Cossacks and they killed many brothers. But the brethren were restored and the new abbots had to be tolerant. Nowadays, the basilica is used partly as headquarter of the Pinsk Roman Catholic diocese and partly as the Catholic Seminary of Thomas Aquinas.

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Jorgen Dybdahl 12 years, 11 months ago

Nice and very interesting text and photos.

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Guilherme Duarte 12 years, 11 months ago

great set:)

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Dzmitry Samakhvalau 12 years, 11 months ago

zsolt - it is not renewed!

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Gopal M S 12 years, 11 months ago

lovely place. lovely story and yes, lovely pics.

12 years, 11 months ago Edited
Suprit 12 years, 11 months ago

Awesome bunch of pics..
The last pic somehow reminds me of pineapple cake

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Christine 12 years, 11 months ago

Wonderful shots - and those gates look like something that would open into heaven.

12 years, 11 months ago Edited
Lynda 12 years, 11 months ago

explanation??slip of the key!

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Lynda 12 years, 11 months ago

Stunning. I like the soft and subtle colors. Thanks for your explantion. Beautiful set.

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Shahrouz Barzegar 12 years, 11 months ago

great architecture and beautiful buildings!thanks for your describtions.

12 years, 11 months ago Edited
Yanko V Fabila 12 years, 11 months ago

Nice! Last one is really good!

12 years, 11 months ago Edited
Georg Leube 12 years, 11 months ago

what a pretty building, It is looking so fine in the snow, it has been newly restaurated?

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