Apostolic Nunciature to Ukraine

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Coat of arms of the Vatican City.svg Apostolic Nunciature to Ukraine
Embassy of Vatican in Kyiv.jpg
AddressTurhenivska Street 40, 01901, Kiev, Ukraine
Coordinates50°27′06″N 30°29′34″E / 50.4518°N 30.4927°E / 50.4518; 30.4927Coordinates: 50°27′06″N 30°29′34″E / 50.4518°N 30.4927°E / 50.4518; 30.4927
Apostolic NuncioClaudio Gugerotti

The Apostolic Nunciature to Ukraine is the diplomatic mission of the Holy See in Ukraine. It is located at Turhenivska Street 40 of Kiev.


On the first relations of the Holy See to the public entities that existed on the territory of Ukraine, it is known from the end of 10th century. Enhance relations between the See of Rome and Ukraine of the 13th century. Pope Innocent IV in 1253, presented the Prince Daniel of Galicia crown. Diplomatic relations with the Holy See supported the West Ukrainian People's Republic, in May 1919, its ambassador, Count Michael Tyszkiewicz received Pope Benedict XV, February 23, 1920 by Giovanni Genocci was appointed Apostolic visitator in Ukraine. After the onset of the Bolsheviks in 1921, he returned to Rome. Diplomatic relations between the independent Ukraine and the Holy See were established February 8, 1992. On this day, Pope John Paul II issued briefs «Ucrainam Nationem», where he founded the Apostolic Nunciature in Ukraine. On 28 March 1992, John Paul II appointed Archbishop Antonio Franco the first apostolic nuncio in independent Ukraine. Archbishop Nikola Eterovic was appointed the second apostolic nuncio in Ukraine in 1999. On 22 March 2004, Archbishop Eterovic left Ukraine. Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic was the third nuncio in Ukraine appointed in 2004. In 2011 Pope Benedict XVI has appointed apostolic Archbishop Thomas Gullickson, titular Archbishop of Bomarzo, as nuncio in Ukraine.

Apostolic Nuncios[edit]

  1. Giovanni Genocchi, Apostolic Visitator (1920)[1]
  2. Antonio Franco (1992-1999)[2]
  3. Nikola Eterović (1999-2004)[3]
  4. Ivan Jurkovič (2004-2011)[4]
  5. Thomas Gullickson (2011-2015)[5]
  6. Claudio Gugerotti (2015-)

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Genocchi Giovanni
  2. ^ Ynet, 15/4/07: Vatican agrees to attend Holocaust memorial service
  3. ^ Annuario Pontificio per l’anno 1982, Città del Vaticano 1982, S. 1849.
  4. ^ The Day's Klara GUDZYK interviews His Eminence Archbishop Ivan Jurkovic, Papal Nuncio to Ukraine[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Archbishop Thomas Edward Gullickson Named Nuncio in Ukraine". Religious Information Service of Ukraine. 2011-05-23.

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