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2013.03.15 15:26

Catholic Lithuania welcomes the new pope

LRT.lt2013.03.15 15:26

People in Lithuania, a country where almost 80 percent declare themselves Catholics, react to the election of the new Pope.

People in Lithuania, a country where almost 80 percent declare themselves Catholics, react to the election of the new Pope.

SIGITAS TAMKEVICIUS, Archbishop of Kaunas:


He has good personal qualities - strength and love, which pastor really needs. If you love, but don't have strength, that's bad. And if you are very strong without love, that's also bad.

ALGIRDAS BUTKEVICIUS, Lithuanian Prime Minister:


That simple address 'good evening' was really impressing, as if he met people whom he has known a long time.




Woman:

I am very happy that he was elected in only 2 days. We’ve been spared a long wait that some experts feared. I am very happy that we have this Pope. (Reporter asks about expectations) Popes usually do not work miracles for us, but in God we believe, believed and will believe.



Man:


I believe what they say about this man and I hope that he will be a charismatic leader. I’m not sure how to put it, but he is warm person, for all. He is such one.

Woman:


Probably he will not be such a good friend to us as John Paul II, who was a friend of Lithuania.



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