Monday, May 26, 2008

President Yushchenko meets Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone

President Victor Yushchenko met with Cardinal Secretary of
State Tarcisio Cardinal Bertone.

During the meeting sides discussed deepening ties between Ukraine
and State of the Vatican City, state-church cooperation and a dialogue between
confessions in Ukraine.

President Yushchenko conveyed his invitation to Pope
Benedict XVI to visit Ukraine. He also presented an Order of Yaroslav the Wise
to Mr. Tarcisio Bertone for his contribution into promotion of peace humanism
and fairness.

Other participants from the meeting were Metropolitan of
Roman Catholic Church Cardinal Maryan Yavorsky, Apostolic Nuncio for Ukraine Archbishop
Ivan Yurkovych and Coadjutor Archbishop of Lviv Mieczysław