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Press Release of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, 12.02.2022

Holy Father’s support for migrants stranded in Lithuania

The Holy Father, through the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, has sent a contribution of 50,000 euros to Caritas Vilnius, Lithuania, to support its activities in support of migrants on Lithuania’s eastern border.

In cooperation with the Apostolic Nunciature in Lithuania, 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 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.