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  • 28 September 2017

    Ambassador Urszula Doroszewska and Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius visited the Blessed Father Michał Sopoćko Hospice, accompanied by the Goodwill Ambassadors, Lithuanian rally driver Benediktas Vanagas and Polish co-driver Sebastian Rozwadowski, who will both take part in the Dakar Rally 2018.

    "I would like to thank you for the fact that our love language was echoed by the presence of the Ambassador and the Minister and our rally drivers who are goodwill ambassadors of the hospice," the director and founder of Blessed Father Michał Sopoćko Hospice in Vilnius, Sr Michaela Rak said, welcoming the visitors on behalf of the hospice community. "The hospice unites the sick and the healthy, the poor and the rich, the different religions, denominations and nationalities," Sr Rak added.

     

     

     

     

    Ambassador of Poland to Lithuania, Urszula Doroszewska stressed that for a long time the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Poland and the Senate of Poland have supported and co-financed Michaela Rak's efforts for the hospice.

    "This is not just a financial issue but also of education and promotion, as well as the training of medical staff – which also requires educational activities that we will undertake jointly", – the Ambassador said.

     

     

     

     

    “Your noble and absolutely necessary mission to help those patients who are terminally ill and who suffer the most, sets another good and meaningful example of cooperation between Lithuania and Poland,” - the Minister of Foreign Affairs Linas Linkevičius said.

     

     

    The Blessed M. Sopoćko Hospice opened in 2012 the facility became the first Hospice in Lithuania. It offers two types of help: home help and 24-hour care in the hospice. In addition to medical care, it offers psychological help, both to the sick and their families. It also offers pastoral and spiritual care.

    Currently, Sr. Rak is also raising funds for the construction of the children's hospice. Anyone can add a “brick” to the building. More information: https://www.hospisas.lt/pl/chc-pomoc

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