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‘There is no institution like the Vatican in Islam that can excommunicate extremist Muslims’

There were some 13 million Muslims living in Europe several years ago, according to Pew Research Center, and several more million have come from Syria and Iraq over the last few years. Professor Egdūnas Račius of the Kaunas-based Vytautas Magnus University says that religion is not always the right lens through which to look at and make sense of the world’s Muslims. […]

Justinas Marcinkevičius. Pauliaus Lileikio nuotr.

“National conscience” Marcinkevičius stirs emotions, national debate from beyond the grave

Diverging views on poetry has become an issue of a heated debate on history and censorship after Lithuania’s minister of defence denied a state award to an author whose analysis of the Soviet past did not match the minister’s own opinion. At the centre of the controversy is the poet Justinas Marcinkevičius whose name, for many, is synonymous with the country’s independence movement. […]


Atheists in Lithuania know more about religion than believers

Although surveys show that less than 2% of Lithuanians are atheists, they know more about religion than the rest of the population, Lithuania researcher Rasa Bendaravičienė told LRT Radio. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė

Lithuanian president to visit Iraqi refugee families

President Dalia Grybauskaitė on Thursday will visit homes in St. Peter and St. Paul parish and together with Vilnius Archbishop Gintaras Grušas will meet with families from Iraq living there. […]

Pabėgėliai iš Irako

3 Iraqi refugee families arrive in Lithuania

Three Iraqi families arrived in Vilnius on Friday. The Catholic Church of Lithuania will take care of their accommodation and integration. […]


Nearly EUR 640,000 distributed among Lithuania’s religious communities

Lithuania’s government distributed nearly 640,000 euros among the country’s traditional religious communities. […]