Prominent Lithuanian clergyman, former dissident and political figure Monsignor Alfonsas Svarinskas passed away on Thursday, aged 89. He is to be buried in partisans' cemetery near Ukmergė.
Alfonsas Svarinskas
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Persecuted by Soviet security services right after the war, Svarinskas left the seminary and joined Lithuanian partisans who were waging almost decade-long struggle against Soviet occupation.

In 1972 he started his stint at the underground Christian newspaper, the Chronicles of Lithuanian Catholic Church. His relentless anti-Soviet activities earned Svarinskas repeated sentences in remote labour camps.

Prominent Catholic clergyman Alfosnas Svarinskas passes away
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