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ANNOUNCEMENT: Pope Francis to Visit Rome’s Greek-Catholic Community of Ukrainians

On January 28, Francis Will Visit Basilica of Saint Sophia

Pope Francis will visit Rome’s Greek-Catholic Ukrainian community later this month.

This was announced in a statement of the Director of the Press Office of the Holy See, Greg Burke, this morning.

“Welcoming the invitation of His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halyč of the Ukrainians,” the statement read, “Pope Francis will visit the Basilica of Santa Sofia in Rome on Sunday, January 28, 2018, at 4 p.m., and will meet the Greek-Catholic Community of Ukraine.”

About Deborah Castellano Lubov

Deborah Castellano Lubov is a Senior Vatican & Rome Correspondent for ZENIT; author of 'The Other Francis' ('L'Altro Francesco') featuring interviews with those closest to the Pope and preface by Vatican Secretary of State Cardinal Parolin (currently published in four languages); Deborah is also NBC & MSNBC Vatican Analyst. She often covers the Pope's travels abroad, at times from the papal flight, and has done television and radio commentary, including for Vatican Radio and BBC. She is a contributor to National Catholic Register, UK Catholic Herald, Our Sunday Visitor, Inside the Vatican, and other Catholic news outlets. She has also collaborated with the Vatican in various projects, including an internship at the Pontifical Council for Social Communications, and is a collaborator with NBC Universal, NBC News, Euronews, and EWTN. For 'The Other Francis': or

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