Ukrainian immigrants in Italy and Spain to conduct joint pilgrimage to Lourdes

Friday, 21 October 2011, 20:28
For the first time, Ukrainian immigrants in Italy and Spain will have the opportunity to meet together for a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, which will last from October 22 to 23. This event will take place with the blessing of Bishop Dionisiy (Liakhovych) and on the initiative of Ukrainian chaplains in Italy and Spain. It is expected that more than a thousand pilgrims will take part in the pilgrimage.
For the first time, Ukrainian immigrants in Italy and Spain will have the opportunity to meet together for a pilgrimage to Lourdes, France, which will last from October 22 to 23. This event will take place with the blessing of Bishop Dionisiy (Liakhovych) and on the initiative of Ukrainian chaplains in Italy and Spain. It is expected that more than a thousand pilgrims will take part in the pilgrimage. The pilgrimage will begin on Saturday, October 22, with a Pontifical Divine Liturgy headed by the Apostolic Visitator for Ukrainians in Italy and Spain Bishop Dionisiy (Liakhovych). In the evening there will be a moleben followed by a procession with candles. The next morning the pilgrims will pray together at the Divine Liturgy in the cave where the apparition of the Virgin Mary took place. The pilgrimage will end with an akathist and teaching by Bishop Dionysius. “We hope that this first joint pilgrimage will become a good tradition for Ukrainian immigrants in Italy and Spain, and a place for spiritual meetings for Ukrainians who are scattered throughout the world,” said pastoral coordinator for Ukrainians in Italy Fr. Marko Jaroslav Semehen.

Press Service of UGCC in Italy

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