- Nov 28, 2020
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.
ROME — Pope Francis is heading to the Baltic countries this weekend amid renewed alarm about Russia’s intentions in the region it twice occupied for decades. Francis’ 25th foreign visit comes a quarter of a century after St. John Paul II made the first papal visit to the former Soviet
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.
Pope Francis’s visit to the Baltics in late September wishes to bring encouragement and joy to the local Church and disenfranchised youth.