Posts Tagged ‘Lithuania’

Lithuania’s first Soviet-era martyr beatified

Monday, June 26th, 2017

Lithuania’s first Soviet-era martyr, Blessed Archbishop Teofilius Matulioni, was beatified yesterday. Thirty-thousand people gathered in Vilnius, Lithuania’s capital, to attend the official beautification ceremony, which was broadcast live on Facebook. Pope Francis recognised Blessed Teofilius as a martyr in December last year. At the beatification Mass, Vatican Representative Cardinal Angelo Amato spoke of Blessed Teofilius’s “heroism” under Read more