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Holy Father’s support for migrants stranded in Lithuania

18 February 2022

In a statement released on Saturday, 12 February, the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development announced that the Holy Father has sent a contribution of 50,000 euros to Caritas Vilnius, Lithuania, to support its activities in favour of migrants on Lithuania’s eastern border.

Donated through the said Dicastery, “this sum will be used to provide assistance and buy medicines, food products and warm clothes to alleviate the harsh living conditions to which the people are subjected in this cold winter, which have unfortunately been exacerbated by the continuing pandemic crisis”.

This support, the statement continued, “is an immediate expression of the feeling of spiritual closeness and paternal encouragement that Pope Francis has repeatedly expressed, during the Sunday Angelus at the end of 2021 and the beginning of 2022, towards migrants, refugees and asylum seekers in that area”.