The little academy of Vilnius

The Lithuanian Catholic Academy of Science is the local centre for Catholic intellectual life. It was founded in 1922, moved to operate abroad at the time of the Soviet occupation (1940-1990), and after the restoration of independence it returned to Lithuania in 1990. The Academy include scientists and scholars of various fields who discuss important issues of the life in the society and the Church, carry out research projects, publish books, have established a centre for the studies of the history of Christianity, organise seminars, public lectures, intellectual debates.