Bishop tries to heal wounds of the past

  • 1998-11-12
  • Rokas M. Tracevskis
VILNIUS - The Lileikis trial has touched what is still a raw nerve in Lithuanian society - the dogged pursuit of suspected Nazi war criminals, but silence about their criminal counterparts from the Soviet regime. Caught in between are those of the Jewish faith. They were the main targets of the Nazis, but Lithuanians assert they were often willing participants in the Soviet genocide against the Lithuanian nation. Bishop Jonas Boruta, general secretary of the Lithuanian Roman Catholic conference of bishops, is one man who has been trying to build a bridge between Lithuanians and Jews. Last m...
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