This is reported by the UWC press service.
"On 28 January 2018 in Rome, Italy, Ukrainian World Congress (UWC) President Eugene Czolij extended greetings on behalf of the UWC and the 20-million strong Ukrainian diaspora to His Holiness Pope Francis during his visit to St. Sofia Ukrainian Greek Catholic Sobor," the statement reads.
In his address to the local Ukrainian community and thousands of faithful the Holy Father empathized with their anguish for their homeland that is suffering from war, prayed for an end to the war in Ukraine and called to not lose faith.
In turn, Eugene Czolij sincerely thanked Pope Francis for the prayers for Ukraine and the humanitarian aid provided the Ukrainian people, and also invited the Pope to visit Ukraine.
“The Ukrainian World Congress hopes that the Vatican will continue to support Ukraine, which is actively defending fundamental Christian values,” stated UWC President Eugene Czolij.