The date of the ordination of the New Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine was announced

02 August, 08:55
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The main Cathedral of Sts Stanislav and Vladislav in Vilnius will host the episcopal ordination of Visvaldas Kulbokas, who was appointed Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine.

The ordination will take place on August 14. The ceremony will be led by Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Secretary of State of the Holy See, reports Catholic Media Center.

Monsignor Visvaldas Kulbokas was born in Klaipeda (Lithuania) on May 14, 1974.

He was ordained a priest on July 19, 1998, and incardinated in the Diocese of Telshay (Lithuania).

He received a doctorate in theology.

He joined the diplomatic service of the Holy See on July 1, 2004, and served in papal missions in Lebanon, The Netherlands, the Russian Federation and in the state relations section of the Secretariat of State. Since 2020, he has been working at the Apostolic Nunciature in Kenya.

He speaks English, Spanish, Italian, Russian and French.

Monsignor Visvaldas Kulbokas accompanied Cardinal Pietro Parolin during his visit to Ukraine in 2016.

June 15, 2021, Pope Francis assigned him as Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine.