LITHUANIA – Pope Ioannes Paulus II

Lithuania had only recently regained independence when Pope John Paul II came to visit in 1993, from September 4 to 8, becoming the first pope in history to do so. During his stay the Holy Father reflected deeply on the motto of the trip through the Baltic region: ‘Let us give witness to Christ who has set us free’. He accented the fact that freedom is inseparable from responsibility. On September 4, John Paul II prayed beside the remains of St Casimir, Patron of Lithuania, in the Vilnius Cathedral Basilica. On 7 September 1993, Blessed Pope John Paul II visited the Hill of Crosses, prayed here during a Holy Mass and addressed the people.There he also met with priests, men and women religious, and seminarians, whom he reminded that evangelization, even in conditions of freedom ‘will always be like the Cross of Christ, that Cross which rises above sanctuaries and must be impressed upon the heart of every believer.’

Release Dates

2011

Features

  • Coin Alloy Name: Alpaca 12
  • Coin Alloy Color: silver
  • Coin Diameter: 31
  • Coin Thickness: 2,25
  • Coin Edge: serrated, fine with script
  • City: LITHUANIA
  • Country: Lithuania
  • Available: yes
  • Location: LITHUANIA, Lithuania