Your Holiness,

Catholic Lithuania thanks you with all its heart for the attention and love which you showed her in honoring the Jubilee of Saint Casimir, Patron of Lithuania.

The solemn services in Saint Pater's Basilica, the Holy Mass offered by you for Lithuania and its Church, your warm paternal words addressed to the believers of Lithuania, your telegram to the bishops of Lithuania and to participants at the opening of the jubilee in Vilnius, indulgences granted to those visiting the tomb of our saintly patron, encourage us to be faithful to Christ and His Church with greater love and sacrifice.

Thanking you, Holy Father, for your obvious fatherly love and attention to our little country, we pray God's blessing and generous graces for you.

Catholic Lithuania, beginning its seventh century of Christianity under difficult conditions of atheistic oppression, is determined to guard Saint Casimir's spiritual testament, to struggle and sacrifice in order that the Light of Christ would shine in our days, too, in our homeland, and throughout the world.