Foreign policy Egils Levits
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Dignitaries and around 50 pilgrims from Latvia revealed the mosaic of Aglona Blessed Virgin Mary at the Nazareth Basilica of the Annunciation in a special ceremony on 29 November.

President of Latvia Egils Levits delivered a brief address, in which he Nazareth, alongside Jerusalem and Betlehem, is one of sacred places for all Christians – popular among both pilgrims and regular visitors. ‘Mosaic of Aglona Blessed Virgin Mary will be a kind of a ‘postcard’ of Latvia in this country and place.  Mosaic is based on a sacred painting of Blessed Virgin Mary from Aglona, which is well-known among both Christinas and regular people in Latvia and neighbouring countries,’ President said.

Mosaic of Aglona Blessed Virgin Mary was funded from donations raised by Christians all over Latvia. Jānis Smelteris, Grand Master of the Latvian Chapter of Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem, made this project possible.

Nazareth Basilica of the Annunciation is the most significant Catholic church in the Middle East and a popular destination for pilgrims around the world. Open gallery of diverse national sacred mosaics from around the world is located in the courtyard of the Basilica.

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