- Jul 26, 2021
2018 was not the year in which the world saw the successor of Peter slowing down, especially given his busy slate of foreign travel.
Speaking to his brother Jesuits in Lithuania last month, Pope Francis solicited their support in moving forward the work of the Second Vatican Council.
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.
While visiting Estonia, Pope Francis called for the Church to be converted and answer young people’s call for change.
Pope Francis told the faithful gathered in Latvia that be they poor, elderly, young or deported, Christians are called to be near their brothers and sisters especially in suffering.
Pope Francis called for the “globalization of solidarity” during Mass in Kaunas, Lithuania’s second largest city.
Towering and silver clad, the icon of Mary Mother of Mercy is a reminder to “build bridges and not walls,” Pope Francis said.