Biography of Father Ciyunviitis

Graduated from seminary and was ordained. Served in a parish in the Diocese of Kaishiadorys and remained there after the annexation of Lithuania to the USSR and during the German occupation. In December 1946 – after the return of the Red Army and establishment of Soviet rule – Fr. Ciyunviitis was arrested in a case against Catholic clergy and laity (Matulianis et al.). September 13, 1947 – sentenced under Articles 58-10 and 58-11 of the Criminal Code of the RSFSR to five (?) years in corrective labor camp [Special Board, USSR Ministry of State Security]. Sent to a camp. Fate thereafter unknown. Source: Investigatory Matter 218176, Archive of the Lithuanian Ministry of the Interior
Variant Names:
Ciyunviitis; T︠S︡i︠u︡nviĭtis
Kaišiadorys (Lithuania)
male; clergy and religious; fate unknown