Thousands at Beautification of Lithuania's Catholic martyr Matulionis

By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent

VILNIUS/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- Thousands of people have gathered in Lithuania's capital Vilnius to attend the official beautification ceremony of Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis, whom became a symbol of persecution endured by Christians when the country was still part of the Soviet Union.

NEWS WATCH: Lithuania Condemns Russia's Border Measures

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LithuaniaVILNIUS/BUDAPEST (BosNewsLife)-- EU member state Lithuania has made a formal protest to Russia over supplementary border checks amid growing tensions between Moscow and neighboring states that seek closer ties with the European Union.

NEWS WATCH: Lithuania Remembers 20th Anniversary Of Soviet Crackdown


By Stefan J. Bos, Chief International Correspondent BosNewsLife

BUDAPEST/VILNIUS (BosNewsLife)-- Lithuania is commemorating the 20th anniversary of a deadly clash with Soviet troops that preceded its independence in 1991. The Baltic nation's president, Dalia Grybauskaite, has urged Lithuanians never to forget the freedom battle, which killed 14 people and injured hundreds, adding that those responsible for the crackdown should be brought to justice.