Pope Francis receives Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine

02.09.2021, 18:22
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On September 2, Pope Francis received Archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas, an Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, in an audience.

This is reported by Vatican News.

The meeting was devoted to the beginning of his diplomatic mission. Soon he will arrive in Kyiv.

"During today's meeting, the pope told me about his vision and priorities in relation to Ukraine, which, as he has repeatedly stressed, he loves very much," the Vatican diplomat said, stressing that he could not go into the details of the conversation.

The appointment of a new Apostolic Nuncio was reported on June 15, 2021. The person elected was Lithuanian Msgr. Visvaldas Kulbokas, at that time an adviser to the Nunciature. The episcopal ordination of the new representative of the Holy See in Ukraine took place on August 14 in Vilnius.

Archbishop Visvaldas Kulbokas joined the diplomatic service of the Holy See in 2004. Since then, he has worked in diplomatic missions in Lebanon, the Netherlands, the Russian Federation, the Department of the State Secretariat of the Holy See for relations with states and in Kenya.

Ukraine will become the first place of his ministry as an Apostolic Nuncio.