Ukraine: Date of the Pope's visit to Ukraine is not yet determined

It is important that the Holy Father arrives in our country before his September trip to Kazakhstan, Ukrainian Ambassador to the Vatican Andriy Yurash believes. After the Saturday (6 August) meeting with Pope Francis, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Ukraine to the Vatican, Andriy Yurash expressed hope for the arrival of the pontiff in August. This is reported by the press service of RCC in Ukraine. In an interview with Italian television RAI, Yurash said: "It is very important that the Holy Father comes to our country before going to Kazakhstan in mid-September, to present to world religious leaders their own testimony about the dramatic situation in Ukraine after the Russian invasion."

Kazakhstan is to host the VII Congress of leaders of the world and traditional religions. On September 14, a joint prayer service is scheduled, and a speech by the Pope and a meeting with individual participants of the Congress are scheduled.

Regarding the possibility of the Pope's arrival in Ukraine in August, Andriy Yurash replied: "We hope so." "This is a visit that has not only political and diplomatic significance but also religious and spiritual. Let's take on ensuring security at every level for the Pope and believers. On our part, everything is ready for the visit," the Ambassador said, reiterating: "Should the Pope decide in the morning to come to our country, we are ready to receive him immediately." reports DEON. "The Pope's visit to Ukraine is the strongest sign that this terrible war can be put to an end," Yurash said.

Andriy Yurash also spoke about the details of the meeting with the pontiff on the air of the Ukrainian TV channel Espresso. (Quelle:, 9. August 2022)