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Pope arrives in Lithuania to start solidarity tour of Baltic states

September 22, 2018 9:38 AM
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Pope arrives in Lithuania to start solidarity tour of Baltic states

VILNIUS (Reuters) - Pope Francis arrived in Lithuania on Saturday to begin a four-day visit to the Baltic states, carrying a message of solidarity as they look warily toward a newly aggressive Russia nearly 30 years after they broke away from the then-Soviet Union.

The pontiff will spend two days in predominantly Catholic Lithuania before moving on to Latvia and then Estonia.

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