Cardinal Parolin was present from May 6-8 to take part in the National Congress of Divine Mercy. Vilnius is home to the original image of Divine Mercy by Saint Faustina Kowalska. Pope Francis asked Cardinal Parolin to take part in a Congress.
Before arriving in Vilnius on Saturday, May 7, Cardinal Parolin visited the Franciscan Friary at the Hill of the Crosses (near Siauliai), celebrated Eucharist with the local Bishop and Friars, that had lunch with friars and visited Shrine of the Hill of the Crosses.
During Eucharist in Friary he said, that he is here as predecessor of the Holy Father Francis, who in future years is going to visit Lithuania.