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Archbishop warns Pope not to visit Moscow before Kyiv

konrad zThe Catholic Archbishop of Ukraine’s western city of Lviv, Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki, has said it would be “a disaster if the Holy Father were first to visit Russia and only then Ukraine”. It is quite possible, he told the German Tagespost newspaper on 15 July, that “Ukraine’s frontiers would be closed to him if he arrived from Russia”. The Ukrainian people firmly believed that one must devote oneself to the victim first and only then to the perpetrator, Mokrzycki said.

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