New head of Lithuanian conference of bishops elected

  • 1999-11-11
VILNIUS(BNS) - Kaunas archbishop Sigitas Tamkevicius has been elected the new chairman of the Lithuanian bishops' conference for a term of three years. Tamkevicius, 60, replaces Vilnius Archbishop Audrius Juozas Backis, who will now take up the post of vice-chairman.Elections to the post of chairman happened Nov. 6 in Vilnius at a plenary meeting of the bishops' conference. The conference is the highest leading institution of the Lithuanian Catholic Church.Changes to the statutes of the Lithuanian conference of bishops was also discussed in the meeting, in accordance with requirements from...
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