As 1972 was ending, the Vaga Publishing House put out a two-volume edition of the writings of Bishop Motiejus Valančius.

Literary works are published in large editions of from 10,000 to 30,000 copies; however, there was a "shortage" of paper for the writings of Bishop Valančius, which are permeated with religious ideas—scarcely 5,000 copies were printed. Most Lithuanian bookstores did not receive this two-volume work at all.

Every book of better quality is immediately sold out, particularly if it contains religious or national ideas, whereas the "classics" of Marxism and atheistic literature lie on bookstore shelves for years on end.