Pope Frances Presented with Lithuanian National Flag

Pope Francis has been presented with a Lithuanian national flag as a symbolic gift marking the centennial of the modern state of Lithuania.  The flag was presented to Francis by Algirdas Stoncaitis, chancellor of the Lithuanian government, who is in the Vatican for the annual meeting of the Santa Marta Group, a pope-endorsed global initiative that brings together state authorities, law-enforcement bodies and the Church in a joint effort to combat human trafficking.

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