Christianity

Pagan superstitions and spells in the GDL

Baltic Paganism, surviving in Europe up until the very late Medieval times, gave rise not only to hostility among the Christians, but also to a certain...

Burning the dead in XIV century Grand Duchy of Lithuania

Up until the official Christening of Lithuania in 1387, the custom of burning the dead prevailed in the Baltic territory. Cremation was not prevalent merely...

The history of Lithuanian statehood has always been built by members of various ethnic communities

Ethnic minorities in Lithuania lived through the same historical tendencies as the country in which they live: the highs and the lows, the occupations, the...

Pope Francis invites Christians in Latvia to seek dialogue, understanding

Pope Francis , currently visiting Latvia , on Monday called on all Christian denominations to seek dialogue and understanding as, he said, the unity of all...

Pope Fancis might ask Lithuania for solidarity in accepting refugees

Pope Francis , arriving in Lithuania on Saturday, might ask the Baltic states for solidarity in accepting refugees escaping war conflicts, Vatican...