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Pope invites Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church leaders to Rome to discuss situation in Ukraine

The meeting is planned for July 5 and 6 of this year
13:21, 5 May 2019

 

Vatican News

Pope Francis invited the leaders of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church for a meeting concerning the current situation in Ukraine. The Vatican News reported.

“In the delicate and complex situation in which Ukraine finds itself, the Holy Father Francis has decided to invite to Rome, July 5 to 6, 2019, the Major Archbishop, the members of the permanent Synod and the Metropolitans of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church,” the report said.

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Besides, according to the report, the Superiors of the competent Dicasteries of the Roman Curia responsible for the country will also join the meeting.

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“With this meeting, the Holy Father wishes to give a sign of his closeness to the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church that carries out pastoral service both at home and in various places in the world. This meeting will also offer a further opportunity to deepen the analysis of the life and needs of Ukraine, with the aim of identifying the ways in which the Catholic Church, and in particular the Greek-Catholic Church, can dedicate itself ever more effectively to preaching the Gospel, contributing to the support of those who suffer and promoting peace, in agreement, as far as possible, with the Catholic Church of the Latin rite and with other Churches and Christian communities,” the report said.

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