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November 21, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
The day after he was installed as the Roman Catholic bishop of Kaisiadorys in Soviet Lithuania, Vincentas Sladkevicius was summoned by the Communist official in charge of religious affairs here, along with the bishop who had secretly consecrated him without government permission. "I'll call you scoundrels to account!" the official threatened.
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May 30, 2000
Cardinal Vincentas Sladkevicius, 79, who battled for church rights when heavily Roman Catholic Lithuania was under Soviet control. He had served as archbishop of Kaunas in Lithuania until his retirement four years ago. Pope John Paul II said he was "deeply saddened" by the death of a prelate who "never allowed himself to be intimidated." John Paul named Sladkevicius a cardinal in 1988, the first from Lithuania since it was annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 30, 2000
Cardinal Vincentas Sladkevicius, 79, who battled for church rights when heavily Roman Catholic Lithuania was under Soviet control. He had served as archbishop of Kaunas in Lithuania until his retirement four years ago. Pope John Paul II said he was "deeply saddened" by the death of a prelate who "never allowed himself to be intimidated." John Paul named Sladkevicius a cardinal in 1988, the first from Lithuania since it was annexed by the Soviet Union in 1940.
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November 21, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
The day after he was installed as the Roman Catholic bishop of Kaisiadorys in Soviet Lithuania, Vincentas Sladkevicius was summoned by the Communist official in charge of religious affairs here, along with the bishop who had secretly consecrated him without government permission. "I'll call you scoundrels to account!" the official threatened.
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May 30, 1988 | From Times Wire Services
Pope John Paul II on Sunday named 25 new cardinals from 18 countries, including prelates from Lithuania and Hong Kong in a move to bolster the Roman Catholic Church in the Soviet Union and in China, after it assumes control of Hong Kong in 1997. Two Americans, Archbishops James A. Hickey of Washington, D.C., and Edmund C. Szoka of Detroit, were on the list.
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October 24, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
With a dramatic surge of long-suppressed nationalism, Lithuanian political activists on Sunday launched a powerful new grass-roots movement to reassert Lithuanian "sovereignty" over this small Soviet republic on the Baltic Sea.
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