One of the central streets in Zaporizhia to be named after Pope John Paul II
In Zaporizhya, a part of Zavodska street was renamed in honor of Pope John Paul II.
As UNIAN reports, the corresponding decision in the evening on December 18 was made by deputies of Zaporizhia City Council.
Thus, the initiative to name a street in honor of the Pope in Zaporizhia was put forward by the Society of Polish Culture named after St. John Paul II.
After public hearings and discussions with residents of the city, the draft decision on renaming part of Zavodska street was submitted to the session of Zaporizhia City Council. When discussing this question deputies of the City Council declared that Zaporizhia had not yet got a sister city in Poland, and adoption of such decision will allow getting closer to the neighbor.
"I recommend to vote "in favor" and to inform the Polish Embassy about the results of the vote. Zaporizhia has got no sister city in Poland yet," said deputy Vyacheslav Zaitsev.
Deputies supported this decision.