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Pilgrimage of St. John Paul II in Lithuania

Covering more than 1000 kilometres, the Pilgrimage of St. John Paul II route connects the most significant sacral places in Lithuania. Created by Lithuania Travel, the virtual route includes the shrines visited by or associated with John Paul II and other important religious sites in Lithuania.

It was estimated that John Paul II had travelled a total of 1.2 million kilometres as the Pope, visiting 129 countries. This is why he is often referred to as the great pilgrim or the great traveller. On the 4th of September 1993, John Paul II began his visit to Lithuania, the first by the Pope to the former USSR; after visiting Lithuania, he went to Latvia and Estonia.

Scenic route moments