The Pope invites the Metropolitans of Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church at the Vatican

In the delicate and complex situation of Ukraine, the Holy Father Francis has decided to invite to Rome, on the days 5 to 6 July 2019, the major archbishop, the members of the permanent Synod, and the metropolitans of the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church.

The superiors of the Dicasteries of the Roman Curia competent for the country will also participate in the meeting.

In this way the Holy Father wishes to give a sign of his closeness to the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic Church which carries out the pastoral service both at home and in various places in the world.

This meeting will also offer a further opportunity to further the analysis of the life and needs of Ukraine, in order to identify the ways in which the Catholic Church, and in particular the Greek-Catholic Church, can increasingly dedicate herself to the preaching of the Gospel, to contribute to the support of those who suffer and to promote peace, in agreement, as far as possible, with the Catholic Church of the Latin rite and with other Churches and Christian communities.

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