Cardinal Secretary of Vatican arrives to Ukraine
20:18, 15 June 2016

Cardinal Secretary of Vatican arrives to Ukraine

Pietro Parolin will announce start of Pope Francis’s "Pope for Ukraine" humanitarian action

20:18, 15 June 2016

Кардинал Пьетро Паролин

Vatican Cardinal Secretary Pietro Parolin arrived in Ukraine on a visit, the agency "Interfax-Ukraine" reports.

The Vatican Secretary of State has planned an extensive program of the visit. He will be in Ukraine from June 16 to 20.

During this time, Pietro Parolin will visit Zaporizhia, Lviv and Kyiv. In Kyiv, he will hold several meetings concerning the distribution of donations in connection with the situation in Donbas region.

In Kyiv, the Vatican's representative will meet with the President of Petro Poroshenko, Internal Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin and with the Chairman of the Ukrainian Parliament Andriy Parubiy.

The rest of the time he will stay in Lviv to hold meetings with representatives of the Roman Catholic Church, the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the congregation.

Pietro Parolin is going to sanctify the territory in Mukachevo, where the new church dedicated to Pope John Paul II will be built.

During the last two days he will visit several schools in Lviv for a meeting with seminarians. Vatican Secretary of State will lay flowers at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier and visit the famine museum on June 20.

A press conference is scheduled by the end of the visit. 

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