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Cold nights, warm soup

In Lithuania, the Order’s Lithuanian Charity Service operates soup kitchens in 23 towns as winter bites

Vilnius, 24 December 2013

The Order of Malta is running soup kitchens in many European
cities this winter. In Vilnius, a Christmas concert fundraiser organised by the Order’s Lithuania Relief Organisation (MOPT) has provided enough donations to keep the operation up and running till next winter.

A warming cup - Christmas soup kitchen in Lithuania

A warming cup – Christmas soup kitchen in Lithuania

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