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the theme “The truth will set you free” (John 8:32). The days ended with the ceremony of the beatification of Teofilius Matulionis, an example of freedom. DAY OF PRAYER FOR VICTIMS OF SEXUAL ABUSE In response to the Holy Father’s recommendation, the bishops of Lithuania decided that from now on the Fifth Sunday of Lent will be devoted in particular to prayer for victims of sexual abuse. THE FEAST OF FAMILIES - ŠIAULIAI The diocese of Šiauliai, which this year is celebrating the 20th anniversary of its foundation, organised for the 16th time the feast of families, with this year’s theme “Consecrate them in the truth” (John 17:17). This now traditional feast brings together into an arena



which can hold thousands of people, many families from the diocese and the country. It is not just an excellent opportunity to demonstrate the importance of the family, but also a good way to support families on their Christian journey . MAIN THEMES OF THE PLENARY In the course of the Plenary Assembly, the bishops tackled the theme of vocations and the pastoral care of vocations, but also that of pastoral work with young people. They also discussed the reception of the Post-synodal Exhortation Amoris Laetitia. The pastoral care of Lithuanians abroad remains one of the bishops’ major concerns. The bishops have spent an appropriate amount of time thinking about the stream-lining of the structure of Caritas Lithuania.

Litterae Communions 2017 (English version)  
Litterae Communions 2017 (English version)  

CCEE Litterae communionis contains the annual report (June 2016 - June 2017) of Bishops' Conferences in Europe.