Tag: Lithuania

Lithuania synagogue vandalised following controversial state-funded reburial of Nazi ‘collaborator’

| May 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

VILNIUS (EJP)—A century-old renowned Vilnius synagogue was vandalised following last week’s controversial decision in Lithuania to grant a state-funded funeral to the country’s notorious 1941 pro-Nazi leader. Unknown attackers daubed the Choral Temple, the only remaining active synagogue in a city which boasted more than one hundred pre-Holocaust, in green paint on Friday. Milan Chersonski, […]

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Man sets priest alight during mass

| May 23, 2011 | 0 Comments

Vilnius – An assailant sprayed a Roman Catholic priest with flammable liquid and set him alight during mass in a church in Lithuania, police in the Baltic state said on Friday. Father Remigijus Kuprys, aged 46, managed to extinguish the flames with the help of worshippers, but suffered facial burns. The attack occurred during the […]

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