His Holiness John Paul II made a pastoral visit to Ukraine from June 23-27, 2001, at the invitation of the President of Ukraine and the Bishops of both the Greek Catholic and Roman Catholic Churches. The principal sites of the visit were Kyiv, the national capital, and Lviv, the seat of both the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and the Archbishop of the Roman Catholic Church.

Highlights of the Papal Visit to Ukraine include:

Papal Visit to Ukraine Photo Gallery

Up-to-date information is now maintained at the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church official website and at the Religious Information Service of Ukraine website.


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(12 February 2002, Geraldine Fagan, Keston News Service)
While government representatives have in recent weeks made their warmest overtures yet regarding a papal visit to Russia, representatives of the Moscow Patriarchate are raising ever sterner objections.  Read more »»

13.02.2002 (16:17) // Religious Information Service of Ukraine // Source: Keston Institute

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