Pope Francis personally greets Lithuanian disabled pilgrims
LT Daily, media brief
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Pope Francis welcomed pilgrims from countries around the world at a general audience yesterday, among them were a group of 15 people from Lithuania - and many of them were greeted with a personal handshake.
On Sunday, millions of people at the Papal Mass in Philadelphia and around the world heard a new composition by Julian Darius Revie, a Canadian Lithuanian. The piece was heard as Pope Francis received Communion. Revie’s “The Love of God” was performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra and the 350-voice children’s chorus and massed choir. This performance follows Revie’s recent premiere of another original composition, “Mass of the Divine Shepherd,” at Carnegie Hall this past June.