Vatican Secretary of State completes his visit to Ukraine

25 August, 15:17
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Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican Secretary of state, who, at the invitation of the state authorities, paid an official visit to Kyiv on August 23-25 and took part in the celebration of the 30th anniversary of the restoration of Ukraine's Independence, returned to Rome today.

At Boryspil Airport, the distinguished guest was seen off by His Beatitude Sviatoslav, head of the UGCC, Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, acting chairman of the Conference of Bishops of the Roman Catholic Church in Ukraine, and Vitaliy Kryvytskyi, the ordinary of the Kyiv-Zhytomyr RCC in Ukraine.

The head of the UGCC thanked Cardinal Parolin for the visit and assured him of constant prayer.

The visit of Cardinal Pietro Parolin, Vatican secretary of state, to Kyiv was purely diplomatic and protocol in nature and was a manifestation of the Holy See's closeness and attention to Ukraine at a time when it is celebrating the 30th anniversary of the restoration of Independence.