venerdì 23 settembre 2022

Lithuanian Orthodox Church criticizes deputy formin’s visit to Patriarch of Constantinople

(The Baltic Times)
Lithuanian Orthodox Church has criticized a recent meeting of Deputy Foreign Minister Mantas Adomenas with Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople Bartholomew I, describing it as “acting behind the back”. According to a press release published by the Church on Thursday, such actions by authorities “are worrying and regrettable”. “Moreover, the public is not being informed about the moves and goals of authorities,” the press release said. Adomenas attended the meeting, which took place in Istanbul on Monday, together with Galina Vascenkaite, adviser to the Lithuanian prime minister, and Ambassador of Lithuania in Ankara Ricardas Degutis. The Foreign Ministry told BNS that the delegation and the Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople talked about the. (...)