Vatican City, Mar 14, 2022 / 11:20 am
Cardinal Michael Czerny will travel for a second time to the Ukraine border at Pope Francis’ request, the Vatican announced on Monday.
The Jesuit cardinal, who visited the border between Hungary and Ukraine last week, will arrive in Slovakia on March 16 and head toward the east of the Central European country, which shares a frontier with western Ukraine.
“Cardinal Czerny will depart again for Ukraine, at the request of Pope Francis, to manifest the Holy Father’s closeness to those who are living with pain the consequences of the ongoing war,” the Vatican said on March 14.
The 75-year-old cardinal, who is the interim head of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development, visited Ukrainian refugees arriving in Hungary on March 8-11.