Saulius Skvernelis
Foreign affairs

PM denounces as ‘scoundrels’ those angered by dark-skinned girl greeting pope in Vilnius

Lithuanian Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis has denounced as “scoundrels” people who were outraged at a dark-skinned girl being chosen to greet Pope Francis at Vilnius Airport last weekend. […]

Pope Francis and Latvian President Raimonds Vējonis
Foreign affairs

Pope Francis’ message to Latvians: freedom is a task for everyone

The development of individuals and the community is key to upholding freedom, Pope Francis said after arriving in Latvia on Monday, stating that the country’s independence is “a gift, but also a task for everyone”. […]

Pope Francis addressing to more than 100,000 people in the Santara Park in Kaunas

Pope Francis invites Lithuanians to care for socially vulnerable, resist thirst for glory

Pope Francis on Sunday called on the faithful in Lithuania to care for socially vulnerable groups and ethnic minorities and resist the thirst for glory. […]

Dalia Grybauskaitė
Foreign affairs

Lithuanian president to present Pope Francis with Freedom Bell

President Dalia Grybauskaitė will on Saturday present Pope Francis with a smaller replica of the Freedom Bell of Lithuania and a recording of “Gloria Lietuvai” (Gloria to Lithuania), a musical composition that was performed on February 16 when the nation marked the centennial of the modern state of Lithuania, her office said on Friday. […]