“Pope Francis’ visit is scheduled for autumn next year,” Daiva Ulbinaitė, the president’s spokeswoman, said, adding that the Vatican is expected to release the exact date and status of the visit shortly.
Lithuania will next year celebrate the centenary of its restored statehood.
The Estonian media reported earlier this week that Pope Francis will likely visit Tallinn in 2018.
A cross marking the site where a church named after Pope John Paul II will be built in the Lithuanian capital’s Pašilaičiai neighborhood will be blessed on Tuesday, on the 25th anniversary of the pontiff’s visit to the country, Vilnius Archdiocese said. […]