The 17th National Prayer Breakfast is held in Vilnius on Monday, this year inviting participants to think about peace.
Archbishop Gintaras Grušas
© DELFI / Orestas Gurevičius

The topic of the breakfast is the thought of Pope Francis that peace is the handwork created every day, Rasa Jakilaitienė, spokeswoman to Lithuania's Foreign Minister Linas Linkevičius, told BNS.

During the National Prayer Breakfast, the invocation will be made by Vilnius Archbishop Gintaras Grušas, with speeches made by Linkevičius, Prime Minister Saulius Skvernelis, professor Irena Veisaitė, Evangelical Lutheran priest Tomas Šernas and MP Arūnas Gelūnas.

The prayer breakfast is traditionally attended by representatives of religious communities, politicians, businessmen and public figures.

The tradition of the prayer breakfast dates back to 1942 when a handful of US Senators started informal meetings in an effort to share Christ's teaching. In 1953, the US held the first National Prayer Breakfast that was attended by the US president.

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