Pope intends to visit Ukraine, - Head of the UGCC

02.12.2021, 11:31
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The head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, said that Pope Francis is expected to visit Ukraine.

Patriarch Sviatoslav said this during the Kyiv Security Forum, the event's press service noted.

"We have good news. We expect him (Pope Francis. - ED.)to visit Ukraine. This has not yet been announced, but we are already living in anticipation and preparation," the head of the UGCC said.

"This is a very powerful signal of support for our people and our state," the first hierarch stressed.

Patriarch Sviatoslav said that a few weeks ago he had the opportunity to personally communicate with Pope Francis about Ukraine, and that Pope Francis is very concerned about the fate of ordinary people.

"The Holy Father was very interested in how the Ukrainian people live, and he is really very deeply concerned about this," the head of the UGCC added.

He also noted that he told the pope about the common feelings among representatives of various Ukrainian churches and religions that the war will end after the pope visits Ukraine, the forum's press service noted.