venerdì 8 novembre 2019

President Gitanas Nauséda to meet with the Pope
Today, the President of Lithuania, Gitanas Nausėda, and the First Lady, Diana Nausėdienė, will visit the Holy See and meet with Pope Francis. After the meeting with the Pope, the President will meet with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See, to discuss bilateral relations and foreign policy issues.
“The meeting with Pope Francis is a highly important and meaningful event in Diana’s and my life. I will thank the Pope for his continued consideration for Lithuania and its people and his prayers. Lithuania has always felt the support of the Holy See, especially during the occupation. We are grateful for the condemnation of oppression and encouragement to strive for freedom. The Holy See had never recognized the Soviet occupation and strengthened the hearts of our people. I am going to draw inspiration and fortitude from the Holy Father and will pass the best wishes on behalf of the people of Lithuania”, said the President before the visit.
During the visit to the Vatican, the President and the First Lady will see the Saint Peter’s Basilica, the Chapel of Our Lady of the Gates of Dawn and the Chapel of Our Lady of Czestochowa. Accompanied by the Rector of St. Casimir’s College, priest Audrius Arštikaitis, they will visit the tombs of Saint Peter and Pope John Paul II. (The President of the Republic of Lithuania)