Popiežiaus Pranciškaus vizitas

LIST OF EXPERTS
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LIST OF EXPERTS

First name, last name Job title/vocation Area of expertise Contact information Languages Interview prior to the visit Interview during the visit Preferred method of interview: in person, email or phone
Andrius Atas, psychologist, consultations for adoptive parents and foster parents, NGO “SOTAS” Custody of children; education of children, relations in the family +370 686 94 193; Russian, Italian Yes Yes By phone
Jerzy Czarniawski CSJ, Religious Priest, Community of St. John; BA in Homiletics from Pontifical University of John Paul II in Krakow; works with children and young people; conducts spiritual retreats. Consecrated life; young people; families; Polish-speaking Catholics in Vilnius and its suburbs +370 600 87 627; brjurek1@gmail.com Russian, Polish, French, English Yes Yes In person or by phone. If needed in writing, please contact in advance
Sister Danguolė Gervytė RA, journalist; expert in educational sciences; Vice-Principal of the Blessed Teofilius Matulionis High School; Member of the organising committee on the 1993 Papal Visit Catholic education; pastoral care; visit of Pope John Paul II; consecrated life +370 620 97 173; danguole.gervyte@gmail.com French (fluent), English and Italian (in writing) Yes Yes In person; by phone, in writing
Lijana Gvaldaitė, Vilnius University Associate Professor; PhD in social sciences, co-founder of the NGO “SOTAS”; works with children and families Custody and adoption of children; family and children wellbeing +370 611 54 224; lijana@sotas.org Italian, English Yes Yes In person; by phone, in writing
Prof. Vaida Kamuntavičienė PhD, historian, Head of the History Department at the Vytautas Magnus University History of the Church in the Grand Duchy of Lithuania; Christian Kaunas v.kamuntaviciene@gmail.com English, Russian, Polish Not available on 12-19 Sept. Yes In writing
Gitana and Gediminas Karoblis, parents of eight children; foster parents Custody of children +370 614 77 073; gkarobliene@gmail.com English Yes Yes In person; by phone, in writing
Juozapas Labokas, Member of “Comunione e Liberazione”; Teacher at Vilnius Jesuit High School; young father Young people; family; Catholic education +370 620 82 627; juolab@gmail.com English Yes Yes In person; by phone, in writing
Julija Ladigaitė, Member of Lithuanian Catholic Youth Organization “Ateitis”; Psychologist at Kaunas Jesuit High School Catholic youth; Catholic education +370 614 00 245; julijalad@gmail.com English Yes Yes By phone, in writing prior to the visit; in person in Kaunas during the visit.
Dr. Irena Eglė Laumenskaitė PhD, sociologist, anthropologist, Vilnius University Religiosity in today’s Lithuania; young people in Church egle.laumenskaite@gmail.com English; Russian Yes Yes In person; by phone
Vygantas Malinauskas, Lawyer; Lecturer of Law at the Vytautas Magnus University Relationship between Church and State in Lithuania +370 698 33 309; vygantas@lcn.lt English; Russian from 16 Sept. Yes In person; by phone; in writing
Oksana Žukaitytė Maksvytienė, foster mother of three children Adoption +370 687 53 397; okzukmak@gmail.com English; Russian Yes Yes In person; by phone; in writing
Dr. Sigita Maslauskaitė, PhD; art critic; Director of the Church Heritage Museum in Vilnius Christian Vilnius; Pilgrimage sites in Lithuania; 300th anniversary of the crowning of Our Lady of Trakai, Patroness of Lithuania; Iconography of Our Lady of Mercy at the Gate of Dawn +370 615 50 297; sigita.maslauskaite@bpmuziejus.lt Italian, French, Russian Yes Yes In person
Algirdas Petronis, psychotherapist; Board Member of the Family Centre of Lithuania Church assistance to families; family education +370 682 10 748; algis.petronis@gmail.com English; Russian Yes Yes In person; in writing
Donatas Puslys, Editor-in-Chief, online Christian daily Bernardinai.lt; Person of Tolerance (awarded in 2014); former teacher of history Youth in Church; Christian media; Holocaust +370 626 56 119; donatas@bernardinai.lt English before 15 Sept. No In person; by phone; in writing
Sister Superior Agnieszka Rutkowska, House of the Convent of the Sisters of the Merciful Jesus Congregation Cult of Mercy; consecrated life +370 671 52 727; zsjmwilno@wp.pl (preferably by phone) Polish; English before 21 Sept. No In person; by phone
Prof. Paulius Subačius, Professor at Vilnius University; textual criticism; history Visit of Pope John Paul II; relations between State and Church in Lithuania; Catholicism today; Catholic media paulius.subacius@flf.vu.lt English; Russian Yes Yes, except Sunday morning In person; in writing
Arūnas Bubnys, historian, Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania Holocaust; anti-Nazi resistance +370 650 33 522; arunas.bubnys@genocid.lt German, Russian, Polish Yes Yes By phone/in writing
Teresė Birutė Burauskaitė, Director, Genocide and Resistance Research Centre of Lithuania Lithuanian occupations; resistance; persecution of the Church during the occupation +370 652 10 033; birute.burauskaite@genocid.lt English (through an interpreter), Russian Yes Yes In person/by phone/in writing
Prof. Liudas Jovaiša, Associate Professor, Vilnius University, historian History of Christianity in Lithuania; Lithuanian Saints; monastic communities in Lithuania; 300th anniversary of the crowning of Our Lady of Trakai, Patroness of Lithuania +370 616 79 735; liudas.jovaisa@gmail.com English; Russian; Polish, Italian Yes No In person; in writing
Tomas Taškauskas, representative of the Catholic Voices;  European Scout; member of Lithuanian Catholic Youth Organization “Ateitis”; young father Catholicism in Lithuania; young people in Church; pontificate of Pope Francis; Church and ecology +370 679 15 710; tomas.taskauskas@gmail.com French; English Yes Yes Preferable in writing; in person and by phone with prior agreement after working hours and on weekends
Prof. Benas Ulevičius, Deacon; Dean of the Faculty of Catholic Theology at Vytautas Magnus University Catholic worldview, theology, truth and practices of Church. In the context of the Papal visit: general significance of the Pope in Church. Why do we have the Pope? Origins of this Catholic practice. +370 687 17 399; benasulevicius@gmail.com English Yes Yes In person in Kaunas; by phone and in writing (wants to see the text before it is published)
Prof. Irena Vaišvilaitė, Ph.D. in church and arts history;  Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary, Permanent Delegate of the Republic of Lithuania to UNESCO; former Ambassador to the Holy See and the Order of Malta Relations between the Holy See and Lithuania; goals and meaning of Papal visits; international policy of the Holy See, history of Christianity in Lithuania; Catholic Church in Lithuania irena.vaisvilaite@gmail.com English, Italian, Polish, Russian, French. Yes No By phone; in writing
Vijoleta Vitkauskienė, Director of the Family Centre of Lithuania Assistance to families in crises; preparation of engaged couples for marriage +370 614 64 704, vijoleta.vitkauskiene@gmail.com English; Russian Yes Yes By phone; in writing
Prof. Roma Zajančkauskienė, Head of the Sacred Art Museum in Birštonas; PhD in theology Blessed Teofilius Matulionis muziejus@sakralinis.lt English; Russian Yes Yes In person – in Birštonas prior to the visit; by phone
Rev. Mykolas Sotničenka Church in Lithuania; priesthood in Lithuania +370 614 90 482, simtininkas@gmail.com English, Polish Yes Yes In person; in writing
Pavel Giliauskas, Chairman of the Polish Scouting and Guiding Association in Lithuania (PL: Związek Harcerstwa Polskiego na Litwie) Polish scouts in Church, volunteering (particularly during the Papal Visit and World Youth Days) +370 642 64 777 przewodniczacy@zhpnl.lt Polish; English; Russian Yes Yes
Roberta Daubaraitė-Rande, Director of the Lithuanian Youth Pastoral Care Centre Young people in Church +370 613 33 463; lietuvosjpc@gmail.com German Yes Yes In writing; in person; by phone
Rev. Gintaras Blužas Preparations for the Papal Visit to Lithuania; Church in Lithuania gintaras.bluzas@gmail.com Italian, English only in writing Yes
Rev. Artūnas Kazlauskas, Ceremoniarius of Kaunas Cathedral Basilica Preparations for the Papal Visit to Lithuania; Church in Lithuania +370 615 10 698; artkazlauskas@gmail.com Russian, Italian Yes Yes In writing (best option), but other options are possible, too
Daiva Kanevičienė, Director, Caritas of Vilnius Archdiocese Assistance to those in need; Caritas’ activities in Vilnius daiva.kaneviciene@vilnius.caritas.lt English Yes No In writing; in person (with prior agreement)
Arūnas Kučikas President of the Caritas Council of Lithuania Assistance to those in need; Caritas’ activities in Vilnius +370 687 25 373; caritas@kaunoarkivyskupija.lt English, German, Russian Yes Yes In writing; in person; by phone