Today, Sunday, 28 January 2018, Pope Francis made a pastoral visit to the Ukrainian Basilica of Holy Wisdom (Hagia Sophia) in Rome, the spiritual home of the Ukrainian Catholic community. He was the guest of Patriarch Sviatoslav, the head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church.
Holy See Press Office Director Greg Burke issued a statement today, January 12, stating that Pope Francis has accepted an invitation from His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Archbishop Major of Kyiv-Halyč of the Ukrainians and, on Sunday, January 28 at 4 pm, will visit the Basilica of Santa Sophia in Rome and meet with the Ukrainian Greek-Catholic community.
(picture from a visit of the Ukrainian bishops at the Holy See)
Bishop Paul Chomnycky, Eparch of Stamford, and the Sisters Servants of Mary Immaculate, joyfully announce that His Beatitude, Patriarch Sviatoslav Shevchuk will preside at the 64th Holy Dormition Pilgrimage in Sloatsburg, NY on August 11-12, 2018.
Details for the upcoming pilgrimage will be in future issues of The Sower, the diocesan newspaper.