Over Five Hundred Roman Catholics Gathered for a Mass at St. Volodymyr’s Hill
To celebrate the 1025th anniversary of the baptism of Kyivan Rus, Roman Catholics came on August 4 to St. Volodymyr’s Hill in Kyiv with their entire families.
A solemn procession, led by the clergy, was held from St. Alexander’s Cathedral to the monument to Prince Volodymyr.
Apostolic Nuncio in Ukraine Thomas Edward Gullickson presided over the Mass. In his speech, the nuncio said: “Today we remember the events from 1025 years ago when the Church of Christ was only one. Then it made no difference whether you were Catholic or not. What mattered was that everyone was together. I hope that one day we will be able to celebrate this holiday together with the Orthodox.”
The ceremony celebrating the 1025th anniversary of the baptism of Kyivan Rus was attended by Roman Catholic bishops from all over the country, Channel 5 reports.