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Mažeikiai St. The Church of the Heart of Jesus and the Cross of the Martyrs of Assisi


The Church of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in Mažeikiai was built in 1930-1936. The author of the project is the interwar Lithuanian architect Vytautas Landsbergis-Žemkalnis, and the artist Rimtas Kalpokas decorated it. The church is marked by the sculpture "Pieta", which is included in the Register of Cultural Heritage Objects of the Republic of Lithuania.

Next to the church and the Old Town Park, St. The text of the Franciscan Assisi cross declares that it is dedicated to St. To commemorate the 700th anniversary of the death of Francis of Assisi, and the history of the city tells of people shot by the Germans and later the Bolsheviks during the First World War, therefore the people of Mažeikiai remember the monument as a martyr's cross.