(VIDEO ONLY) Pope Francis met with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko this Friday during his visit to Italy. The Pope accepted his invitation to visit the country and assured him that he will never forget to pray for Ukraine, according to a message Poroshenko shared on Facebook.
The Ukrainian leader also took advantage of the opportunity to ask the Pope to complete the beatification of Andrey Sheptytsky and to begin the procedures for raising Bishop Stephen Chmil to the altars.
Among other issues, they also discussed the conflict in Ukraine. Both leaders said they hope the Minsk agreements will be followed.