A Head of Kyiv City State Administration Ilya Sagaidak was the first to meet the Secretary of the Pope, reported the press service of the Administration.

- Being the highest governing body of the Catholic Church, which is followed by every sixth inhabitant of the planet, Vatican has authority with the churches of different countries and plays an important role in the social, cultural and spiritual life of the world. The supranational character of the Vatican, its high intellectual potential, as well as the search for a just solution to today’s pressing problems attracts the attention of the governments of many countries, said Sagaidak.

The Secretary of State plans to visit the Holodomor Museum, see a Monument to the Unknown Soldier, as well as lay flowers at the Independence Square. Pietro Parolin can also visit the cities of Lviv and Zaporizhia, meet with Ukrainian immigrants and the President of Ukraine.

The official visit of the Secretary of State of His Holiness is due to be will last until June, 20.

Photo: press service of Kyiv City State Administration