The King Mindaugas monument in Vilnius

Coronation of Mindaugas: do we really understand medieval monarchy?

The coronation of Mindaugas is viewed as the birth of the Lithuanian state, however we rarely consider whether we really understand what the title of king meant in the Europe of the time and who could legitimately pursue it. […]

Assumption in Pivašiūnai

Lithuania celebrates Assumption

The Assumption of the Virgin Mary into Heaven is marked by Catholics in Lithuania on the 15th of August when the first harvest of fruit and berries is sanctified. […]

MP Jaroslaw Kazcynski

Beniušis. Will Karbauskis follow in Kaczynski’s steps?

When I go abroad I like to have a chat with taxi drivers – they help better understand the moods of the public. A young taxi driver I met in Warsaw in May this year cursed “I’m emigrating in a month to Norway with my family and won’t return until Jaroslaw Kaczynski is behind bars.” This is how he evaluated the work of the Poland‘s majority government leader. I was reminded of this story when some “Facebook friends,” who are Conservative/Liberal voters from Vilnius spoke of emigration if Ramūnas Karbauskis’ “Peasant Greens” enter government. Karbauskis himself states that the fight with emigration will be his greatest priority Vaidas Beniušis writes in BNS. […]

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NGOs criticize new sexual education programme for dogmatism

Several dozen people, rallied by non-governmental organizations, held a protest action outside the Ministry of Education and Science. They are critical of the new sexual education programme that the ministry is to approve on Wednesday, saying it is too conservative and fails to meet the needs of school students.

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Cardinal Pietro Parolin
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