Loading
 
 
 
Loading
 
Murdered archbishop to become Lithuania’s first beatified Soviet-era martyr
Loading
 
June 14, 2017 / 0 Commentaries
 
Imprimir
 
 

Lithuania (Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Gaudium Press) A Lithuanian archbishop who was martyred during the country's Soviet occupation has been declared blessed, making him the country's first martyr from the Communist era to be beatified.

Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis died in 1962 from a lethal injection. A KGB police nurse most likely administered the injection after police beat Archbishop Matulionis in his apartment.

20170609T1209-10132-CNS-LITHUANIA-MATULIONIS-BEATIFY-800x500.jpg

Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese Kaisiadorys)

The beatification ceremony is planned for June 25 in Vilnius, Lithuania's capital, a location that makes the beatification all the more historic.

"Besides being our first Soviet-era martyr recognised by the universal church," Archbishop Gintaras Grusas of Vilnius, president of Lithuania's bishops' conference, said in an interview with the Catholic News Service, "he'll also be the first Lithuanian beatified on native soil."

Archbishop Grusas also said that Archbishop Matulionis' beatification "remains highly relevant today" considering the "current tensions" in the areas around Lithuania.

Archbishop Matulionis, who was jailed and beaten for his faith throughout his life, dealt with his persecutors peacefully and instructed his followers to do the same.

A two-day youth festival will be held prior to the beatification ceremony to honour the mission of Archbishop Matulionis.

Source Catholic Herald

 

Loading
Murdered archbishop to become Lithuania’s first beatified Soviet-era martyr

Lithuania (Tuesday, June 13, 2017, Gaudium Press) A Lithuanian archbishop who was martyred during the country's Soviet occupation has been declared blessed, making him the country's first martyr from the Communist era to be beatified.

Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis died in 1962 from a lethal injection. A KGB police nurse most likely administered the injection after police beat Archbishop Matulionis in his apartment.

20170609T1209-10132-CNS-LITHUANIA-MATULIONIS-BEATIFY-800x500.jpg

Archbishop Teofilius Matulionis (CNS photo/courtesy Diocese Kaisiadorys)

The beatification ceremony is planned for June 25 in Vilnius, Lithuania's capital, a location that makes the beatification all the more historic.

"Besides being our first Soviet-era martyr recognised by the universal church," Archbishop Gintaras Grusas of Vilnius, president of Lithuania's bishops' conference, said in an interview with the Catholic News Service, "he'll also be the first Lithuanian beatified on native soil."

Archbishop Grusas also said that Archbishop Matulionis' beatification "remains highly relevant today" considering the "current tensions" in the areas around Lithuania.

Archbishop Matulionis, who was jailed and beaten for his faith throughout his life, dealt with his persecutors peacefully and instructed his followers to do the same.

A two-day youth festival will be held prior to the beatification ceremony to honour the mission of Archbishop Matulionis.

Source Catholic Herald

 

Content published in en.gaudiumpress.org, in the link http://en.gaudiumpress.org/content/87917-Murdered-archbishop-to-become-Lithuania-rsquo-s-first-beatified-Soviet-era-martyr. All our articles can be used, provided that the source is named.



 

Leave a comment
Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked with *




 
» Ads
PublicidadGaudiumPressEnHomeRight
      Last News


From the Body of Christ transfixed by the soldier’s lance, “blood and water” flowed out… ...
 
The death toll includes civilians caught in the crossfire of a brutal fight between the Congolese ar ...
 
Margaret Mary Alacoque, in 1674, reported that Jesus wanted to be honored under the figure of His He ...
 
A concrete action plan will be drawn up in response to the major challenges of host nation Colombia ...
 
The Pope will visit Chile from 15 to 18 January… ...
 
Loading


What is being twitted about

Loading


 
 

Loading

Loading