- Dec 11, 2019
As secularism mounts in Western Europe, Central and Eastern European countries still hold on to faith.
While Pope Francis was spreading a gospel of welcoming and openness toward immigrants in the Baltic States, his message was being ignored in his own backyard.
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.
Listen and seek, Pope Francis said during the last homily of his trip to the Baltic states, and warned against the dangers of power and consumerism.