“The papal legate told the Holy Father about his first impressions of the visit, in particular about what he saw in Poland. The pope was also informed about the program of his envoy’s visit to Ukraine, which had been previously discussed by the participants of the meeting,” it said.
“It is important to specify that the papal legate’s visit to Ukraine is not scheduled so far. The Holy Father instructed him to be in Ukraine as long as necessary to provide support for the Ukrainian people on behalf of the Apostolic See in these dramatic moments of its history.”
Shevchuk said: “Pope Francis wants to be present in person through his legate. And this is the purpose of his visit.”
The major archbishop, who has led the UGCC since 2011, traveled to Lviv from the besieged city of Kyiv, where he has been sheltering with others under the Cathedral of the Resurrection.
Mokrzycki has led the Archdiocese of Lviv of the Latins since 2008. He served as John Paul II’s deputy personal secretary from 1996 until the Polish pope’s death in 2005. He then spent two years as secretary to Pope Benedict XVI.
Krajewski is expected to visit social service centers run by the UGCC and pray with members of the Ukrainian Council of Churches and Religious Organizations (UCCRO).