Ambassador Oksana Markarova visited Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral in Philadelphia

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On October 9, 2021, the Ambassador of Ukraine to the United States, Oksana Markarova together with her husband Danylo Volynets and children, visited the Ukrainian Catholic Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception and the Metropolitan’s residence in Philadelphia.

Archbishop Borys Gudziak conducted a brief tour of the icons currently on display in the residence. Fr. Roman Pitula, rector of the Immaculate Conception Cathedral showed guests the Cathedral and explained its history and construction. Deacon Volodymyr Radko showed them “Treasure of Faith” museum. During lunch, the Ambassador had the opportunity to communicate with the newly arrived priests from Ukraine.

“During a conversation with Bishop Borys and his team, and a visit to the Cathedral in Philadelphia, which alludes to St. Sophia in Constantinople and has not only spiritual but architectural value I kept thinking that our Ukrainian superpower is in the intertwining between deep Ukrainian traditions and the pursuit for the novelty and innovation, in our love for freedom and willingness to fight for it,” noted Ambassador Oksana Makarova on her Facebook page.

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