Poroshenko invites Pope Francesco to visit Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

President Petro Poroshenko confirms invitation of Pope Francesco to visit Ukraine during meeting with Vatican Secretary of State
20:32, 17 June 2016

President of Ukraine Petro Poroshenko has invited Pope Francesco to visit Ukraine. He said this after the meeting with the Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Pietro Parolin, LІ reports.

"I reiterated my invitation to Pope Francesco to visit Ukraine at a convenient time for him," Poroshenko said.

In turn, Parolin said that he will deliver the invitation to the Pope. "And as soon as the time comes, he will arrive", he said.

Recall that Vatican Cardinal Secretary of State Pietro Parolin visits Ukraine on 15-20 June.

He has met with Foreign Affairs Minister Pavlo Klimkin and discussed the support for extradition of political prisoners

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