UKRAINE - Україна
Pope John Paul II was a pilgrim to Ukraine in 2001, on his 94th apostolic voyage. During his 4 day pilgrimage, he visited Kyiv and Lviv, beatifying Jozef Bilczewski, Don Zygmunt Gorazdowski, Mykola Čarneckyj & 24 companions, Teodor Romża, Omeljan Kovč & Sr Josaphata Michaelina Hordashevska.
Here below are responses to Totus2us podcasts given by Ukrainians -
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JPII's Prayer to Our Lady of Zarvaniza
23 June 2001 - in English, French, German, Italian, Portuguese & Spanish
"O Blessed Virgin Mary, Our Lady of Zarvaniza,
I thank you for the gift of my visit to the Kyivan Rus’
from where the light of the Gospel spread through this whole region.
Here before your miraculous icon,
kept in this church of Saint Nicholas,
I entrust to you, Mother of God and Mother of the Church,
my apostolic journey to Ukraine.
Holy Mother of God,
spread your maternal mantle over all Christians
and over all people of good will
who live in this great nation.
Lead them to your Son, Jesus,
who is for everyone the way, the truth and the life. Amen."