Cardinal Parolin meets with Ukrainian president
June 21, 2016
Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Vatican’s Secretary, made a six-day visit to Ukraine and met with President Petro Poroshenko.
“I came to Ukraine to demonstrate and declare the interest, love and attention of Pope Francis with respect to Ukraine - a country suffering from war,” said Cardinal Parolin, according to a report from the Religious Information Service of Ukraine.”
“We sincerely appreciate the efforts in the sphere of public diplomacy made by Pope Francis and the entire Catholic church for the establishment of peace in Ukraine,” said Poroshenko. “Spiritual support and prayers of His Holiness are vital for the Ukrainian people.”
- Meeting between President and Cardinal Secretary of State of the Holy See (RISU)
- “War in Ukraine is something more than a long-running conflict,” State Secretary of Vatican in Zaporizhzhia (RISU)
- Cardinal Parolin in Ukraine: look to God for true freedom, true treasure (Vatican Radio)
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