To the Bishops of France and the Christian Solidarity Inter­national organization for defending the imprisoned priests Alfon­sas Svarinskas and Sigitas Tamkevičius:

The priests and faithful of Lithuania, after learning from Vatican Radio about the support of their brethren in the Faith, in defense of our country's most zealous priest-prisoners, express their most sincere gratitude for your solidarity and your understanding of our troubles. This is not only of concrete assistance to the priests who have been sentenced, but also of great moral support for the entire Church struggling in Lithuania.

The bishops of Lithuania also wished to sign a protest over the trial of the priests, but the Commissioner for Religious Affairs began making telephone threats to the bishops, and the document was never drafted.