KYIV: May 27, 2010. The Holy See has accepted an invitation for Pope Benedict XVI to visit Ukraine in 2012. A concrete date of the visit is currently being set.
Archbishop Mieczyslaw Mokrzycki said this at the fourth working meeting of Ukrainian Catholic bishops, Ukraine's religious information service reported.
In 2012, the 600 anniversary of the transfer of the capital of bishops from Halych to Lviv will be marked in Lviv.
As reported, the predecessor of the current Pope, the late John Paul II, paid an official visit to Ukraine late in June 2001. This was the first visit by the Pope to Ukraine over the years of its independence.