Pope Francis congratulated Ukraine on the 29th anniversary of independence
On the occasion of Independence Day, Pope Francis conveyed to the President of Ukraine and all Ukrainian citizens wishes of peace and prosperity.
"At this time, as you celebrate the country's Independence Day in the wake of the epidemic crisis caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, I assure you and your citizens of my prayer and closeness, so that you build a stable and united state in a spirit of unity, solidarity and dialogue. So that every Ukrainian can live in peace, prosperity, security and fellowship. May the Lord bless you and all the people of your country,” the pontiff's letter reads.