Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Winnipeg:
ARCHBISHOP OF WINNIPEG TO MEET POPE FRANCIS AT VATICAN
July 3, 2019
METROPOLITAN LAWRENCE TRAVELS TO ROME FOR
“SURPRISE” MEETING WITH POPE FRANCIS
The Archbishop of Winnipeg, Most Rev. Lawrence Huculak, took a flight out of the city Wednesday (3 July) to join the Head of the Ukrainian Catholic Church, His Beatitude Sviatoslav, and all the Archbishops of the Ukrainian Catholic Church for what has been described as a “surprise” meeting with His Holiness Pope Francis. An initiative on the part of the Holy Father, the meeting was announced at the end of June on Julian Calendar Easter Sunday in Kyiv by the Apostolic Nuncio to Ukraine, Archbishop Claudio Gugerotti, who described it as a “surprise”. The Holy Father invited the highest echelon of Ukrainian Catholic leadership for a meeting with him and other department heads of the Vatican on July 5-6, 2019. What is this all about?