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Pope begins Baltics pilgrimage with plea for tolerance

Sep 22, 2018 - Associated Press

VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) - Pope Francis on Saturday urged Lithuanians to use their experience enduring decades of Soviet and Nazi occupation to be a model of tolerance in an intolerant world as he began a three-nation tour of the Baltic region amid renewed alarm over Russia's intentions there.

Francis was greeted by Lithuanian President Dalia Grybuskaiteova at the airport and immediately launched into a hectic schedule of political meetings, encounters with Lutheran and Russian Orthodox lea...