Area: 65,301 sq km
The southernmost of the three Baltic states. Flat, arable land with many forests and lakes.
Population: 3,255,324 Annual Growth: -0.96%
Official language: Lithuanian Languages: 12 All languages
Largest Religion: Christian
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Religious freedom in the post-Soviet era has seen many dynamic new Christian groups emerge, injecting new life into the nations spirituality. Unity between different Christian groups and denominations is very good, especially for a former Soviet state.
Catholicism retains a crucial role in Lithuanian society, but has not fully emerged from old ways of thinking to embrace its potential for godly influence in society. Pray that the Catholic Church uses its significant influence to draw people to Christ. Only one-sixth of Catholics attend church weekly. Fellowship with and acceptance of other Christian groups must be improved. Several Franciscan, charismatic and evangelical-style networks in the Church bring young leadership, new thinking and fresh spirituality; pray for their further growth.
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