Vilnius Cathedral to open chapels closed for 70 years

  • 2021-06-22
  • BNS/TBT Staff

VILNIUS – Three chapels within Vilnius Cathedral, closed for 70 years, will be opened on Thursday, the Curia of the Archdiocese of Vilnius said on Tuesday.

The chapels will be opened on St John's Day, and a service will be held by Apostolic Nuncio Petar Rajic.

"It's a wonderful day when we will open up more of the Cathedral's treasures. The three chapels, closed since the return of the Cathedral, will now start a new life," Vilnius Archbishop Gintaras Grusas said.

Nationalized valuables, currently held in museum, will also be returned to Vilnius Cathedral.

People willing to visit the new chapels accompanied by a guide will be able to book paid excursions with the Church Heritage Museum.