“Participation of a Ukrainian and a Russian woman in the procession in the Colosseum is impossible,” - Ambassador Andriy Yurash emphasizes
Ukraine's Ambassador to the Vatican, Andriy Yurash, wrote about it on his Facebook page.
"The Ukrainian Embassy at the Vatican understands and shares the common concern of the Ukrainian and many other communities about the idea of bringing together Ukrainian and Russian women to carry the Cross during the Friday's procession of the cross at the Colosseum," he said.
"Now we are working on the issue, trying to explain why it is impossible to do so and the expected consequences," Andriy Yurash added.
The Vatican decided that on Good Friday, the cross in the Roman Colosseum during the XIII standing should be carried by a Ukrainian and Russian woman – Iryna and Albina, emigrant women who work together in a hospice.