- Feb 27, 2020
Despite the pain and suffering they have experienced, Catholics in the Baltic states can take hope in the steadfast care of the Virgin Mary, as depicted at the Gate of Dawn in Lithuania, Pope Francis said Wednesday.
While visiting Estonia, Pope Francis called for the Church to be converted and answer young people’s call for change.
Pope Francis called Christians in Latvia to let the music of the Gospel be heard even in challenging times.
Pope Francis paid homage to both the victims of the Holocaust in Lithuania and those persecuted during the country’s Soviet occupation Sunday, condemning the “spiritual sickness” of forgetting the lessons from the past.
Pope Francis invited Lithuania, a country with a waning population, to promote policies for youth but steer clear of xenophobia.
Pope Francis will travel to the eastern periphery of Europe to honor a faith that withstood a Nazi invasion and five decades of communist dictatorship and now is striving to help people live in freedom as authentic disciples of Christ.