Ukrainian President Poroshenko welcomes Lithuanian counterpart

President of Ukraine, Petro Poroshenko, welcomes the President of Lithuania, Dalia Grybauskaite, with an official ceremony at Mariinsky Palace in Kiev ahead of their official meeting. IMAGES

Pope Francis holds Holy Mass in Aglona

25 years after the visit of Pope John Paul II, Pope Francis begins a tour of the Baltic countries starting in Lithuania. IMAGES of the beginning of the mass in Aglona

Nearly 100,000 faithful attend Pope Francis’s mass in Lithuania

Nearly 100,000 faithful according to the organizers gather in Kaunas, Lithuania to attend Mass celebrated by Pope Francis on tour in the Baltic States.

Pope Francis arrives in Kaunas on Lithuania visit

Pope Francis arrives in Kaunas in the Popemobile to hold a mass in Santakos Park as part of his visit to Lithuania. IMAGES

Pope Francis starts tour of Baltic nations in Lithuania

Twenty-five years after the visit of Pope John Paul II, Pope Francis begins a tour of the Baltic countries starting in Lithuania, where he is warmly welcomed in Vilnius. However, revelations of child abuse continue to hang over the Church, with new revelations from Germany expected to coincide with the end of his trip.

Pope Francis drives through streets of Vilnius in Popemobile

Pope Francis is driven through the streets of Vilnius on a visit to Lithuania, greeting people in the streets who cheer him on as he passes by in the Popemobile. FIRST IMAGES

Pope Francis lands in Vilnius for a trip to the Baltics

25 years after the visit of Pope John Paul II, Pope Francis begins a tour of the Baltic countries starting in Lithuania. IMAGES of Pope’s welcoming ceremony at the airport

Ceremony in Georgia for 10th anniversary of war with Russia

Georgia commemorates the 10th anniversary of the war with Russia. Georgian government officials and visiting foreign ministers from Latvia, Lithuania and Poland, as well as Ukraine’s vice premier, attend a ceremony at the monument for Georgian soldiers killed in the 2008 war. IMAGES