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Pope Francis may visit Ukraine soon

Source : 112 Ukraine

Active talks regarding the arrival of Pope Francis have been going on for several months
13:02, 2 December 2021

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Pope Francis may visit Ukraine in the near future. This was stated by the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Kyiv Security Forum reports.

"Pope Francis may pay a visit to Ukraine in the near future," the statement said.

The exact date of the Pope's visit has not yet been announced, but the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, according to Shevchuk, is already waiting.

It should be noted that on November 12, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church Sviatoslav Shevchuk had an audience in the Vatican with Pope Francis. During the conversation, the clergymen discussed the situation in Ukraine and the war in Donbas. Pope Francis is very interested in the affairs of Ukraine.

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Active talks about the probable arrival of Francis have been going on for several months. In addition, it was noted that Pope Francis will probably want to visit Donbas.

President Volodymyr Zelensky has repeatedly invited Francis to visit Ukraine. First time - in February 2020, when Zelensky paid an official visit to the Vatican.

So far, the only visit of the head of the Catholic Church to Ukraine was the visit of Pope John Paul II in the summer of 2001.

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