Patriarch Sviatoslav prayed Diven Liturgy on the Popes altar in St. Peter Basilica in Vatican. This is for the first time in the history that Pope allowed for the Head of the East Catholic Church to pray on the main altar of the San Pietro Basilica. According to the old traditions of the Rome Catholic Church, only for a Pope the main altar in San Pietro is reserved.
Pope Francisc received ukrainian pilgrimages by special program. He allowed for ukrainians to pray a Divine Liturgy on the main altar of the San Pietro Basilica in Vatican.
During last two days, ukrainians have a pilgrimage to the tomb of the st. Josafat Kuncevych, ukrainian in origin and the famous fighter for the peace between orthodox and catholics in Ukraine on the end of 16 and 17 centuries.