Edit: the Holy Hill which has been a symbol of Lithuanian resistance to Russia and the Soviet Union since 1831 was visited by John Paul II in 1993, but snubbed by Francis in 2018. The current Pope did mention the Holy Hill, however, only to warn Lithuanians against anti-Semitism. Thanks to a reader who posted these links and pointed this out in the comments of this blog.
Sep. 23, 2018
VILNIUS, Lithuania (AP) — Pope Francis warned against historic revisionism and any rebirth of anti-Semitism that fueled the Holocaust as he marked the annual remembrance Sunday for Lithuania's centuries-old Jewish community that was nearly wiped out during World War II.
Francis began his second day in the Baltics in Lithuania's second city, Kaunas, where an estimated 3,000 Jews survived out of a community of 37,000 during the 1941-1944 Nazi occupation. He ended it back in the capital, Vilnius, to pay his respects to Lithuanians who were deported to Siberian gulags or were tortured and killed at home during five decades of Soviet occupation.
Francis honored freedom fighters at the former KGB headquarters [Imagine if he visited Gestapo HQ] where anti-Soviet partisans were detained and executed, solemnly touring the underground chambers that have now been turned into a haunting museum of occupation atrocities.