Not voting is sin, says Lithuanian archbishop

.- The Catholic primate of Lithuania has called on all citizens to vote in the upcoming municipal elections, stating that failing to participate in the ballot is a sin, reported The Baltic Times.

According to a recent public opinion survey, 34.3 percent of respondents said they would not vote and did not know for whom to vote. Municipal council elections are due to take place in Lithuania on Feb. 25.

Archbishop Sigitas Tamkevicius said people should not be indifferent and should consider the moral characteristics of candidates, such as honesty, sincerity, openness and respect for others.

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