Pope Francis announced October 2019 as the Extraordinary Missionary Month. “Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World” is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the Extraordinary Mission Month.
The Vilnius Pilgrim app, available for iOS and Android, allows pilgrims and visitors of Vilnius to discover and explore the many religious sites found in this City of Mercy. (more…)
A team of documentarists travel through Europe and the United States uncovering the details of the story about the Original Image of Divine Mercy. In 1934, at the request of Jesus himself, St Faustina and her confessor, Blessed Michal Sopocko, began working with an artist to duplicate on a canvas her mystical vision of the Merciful Jesus.
Pope Francis announced the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Pope Benedict XV’s Apostolic Letter Maximum Illud. The Theme of the Extraordinary Missionary Month October 2019 “Baptized and Sent: The Church of Christ on Mission in the World” is the theme chosen by Pope Francis for the Extraordinary Mission Month. Awakening the […] Read more
Today’s liturgical readings urge us to reflect on how God calls individuals and nations into service and relationship throughout salvation history. In our first reading we have the story of the call of Elisha to leave his current life and follow the great prophet Elijah. A call that will eventually make him Elijah’s successor. He […] Read more
MESSAGE OF HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS FOR THE 53rd WORLD COMMUNICATIONS DAY “We are members one of another” (Eph 4,25). From social network communities to the human community Dear Brothers and Sisters, Ever since the internet first became available, the Church has always sought to promote its use in the service of the encounter between […] Read more
Dear brothers and sisters in Christ, hearing the words of today’s gospel: “when the doors were locked, where the disciples were, for fear of the Jews” (Jn 20:19) – we remember our brothers and sisters in Sri Lanka and other places around the world where Christians are persecuted today, where to gather to pray means to […] Read more
3D model will give millions of Catholics around the world access to the to the image of Divine Mercy Vilnius is a major pilgrim destination for Catholics, attracting thousands every year The image of Divine Mercy is world-famous, but few know it originates in Vilnius The unveiling of the 3D model will coincide with Pope […] Read more
Apostolic Trip of His Holiness Francis to (22-23 September 2018) The programme of the Apostolic Trip of His Holiness Francis to Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia was published on 5 July; the following is the updated programme: Saturday 22 September 2018 ROME-VILNIUS 07:30 Departure by air from Rome/Fiumicino for Vilnius 11:30 Arrival at Vilnius International Airport WELCOME CEREMONY […] Read more
Journalists wishing to receive information and press releases on the visit of Pope Francis to Lithuania are invited to fill out the registration form below. Before arrival and during the visit, the most up-to-date information will be sent to the specified e-mail. Registration form. Contact e-mail for foreign media: media(@)vilnensis.lt Telephone: 8 677 21 591 […] Read more
A month remains before the visit of Pope Francis to Lithuania. This is an announcement about the route along which people will be able to see and greet the Pope’s riding in Popemobile. Pope Francis is coming to Lithuania to see its people. For much of his stay, he has opted to travel not in […] Read more
Pope Francis will visit Lithuania on September 22 and 23. The two-day apostolic visit will take him to Vilnius and Kaunas. The Holy Father’s schedule includes a stop to pray at the former KGB headquarters in the center of Vilnius, the Baltic nation’s capital. For 50 years, the Soviets planned and carried out crimes in […] Read more