Pope Francis received Viktorija Čmilytė-Nielsen, the speaker of the Seimas (Lithuania’s parliament), on November 13.
“Grateful for the audience with His Holiness Pope Francis,” she tweeted afterwards. “His call to end war resonates deeply.
Lithuania values the Holy See’s support, prayers for Ukraine, and aid to war refugees. Let’s unite for a world free from aggression.”
Čmilytė-Nielsen, a chess grandmaster as well as a lawmaker, traveled to the Vatican for the 400th anniversary of St. Josaphat’s feast and martyrdom.