Belarus has a sizeable Roman Catholic community. Catholic celebrations are public holidays in Belarus such as Christmas. We take days of on 25th and 7th.
Belarus has a long and intense relations with Poles and Lithuanians. There is no hostility between Catholic and Orthodox in our country. Eastern Poland has Orthodox community – Belarusians and Ukrainians. There people are also friendly.
Historically, Ukrainians have been anti-Catholic during Khmelnitsky upraising and Volyn. Modern day Ukraine want to shake off Russian dominance over Ukraine striking friendship with any country – Orthodox or Catholic that will help them.