On April 27-28, Lithuanian president Valdus Adamkus will visit the Vatican for a working meeting with Pope Benedict XVI. (see press release).
The following is from a press release regarding President Adamkus'recent birthday greeting to the Pope:
"The Head of State noted that the Roman Catholic Church had always brought the faithful and the secular together for joint work and had promoted an active civil society. “It is a great joy to see Lithuanian churches filled with so many young people and families sharing their belief in the culture of life,” said the President expressing his confidence that the ongoing creative cooperation between the State and the Church will grow and develop and that together we will bring up a strong generation, building their life path on goodness and decency."
President Adamkus added that he was looking forward with great impatience to the meeting with Pope Benedict XVI in the Vatican.
Let us hope and pray that President Adamkus will bring the Pope's awareness to the importance of Our Lady of Vilnius church to fulfilling that agenda in New York.