On the occasion of Pope Francis visit to Lithuania (Pope’s visit lasted from September 22nd to September 23rd, 2018), in Butrimonys, a stone cross 3 m high was consecrated on 16th September 2018, dedicated to this event. The idea of Pope honouring before his visit occurred to Daina Nemeikštienė, the founder of the Art Gallery “Daina’s Gallery”, while her brother professional sculptor Darius Miliauskas has realized this idea. This gift from the brother and sister has become one of the first symbols, immortalizing the upcoming Pope Francis’s visit to Lithuania. The cross has been erected in the vicinity of the Butrimonys Parish House.
Author of photographs L. Valentaitė-Gudzinevičienė