Roman Catholicism in Ukraine

  • Petro Yarotskiy


Ukraine's ties with Rome have a long history. Along with such ways of Christianity penetrating into Kievan Rus as Byzantine, Bulgarian, in particular Cyril and Methodius, there was also Western European - Roman. The Apostolic Capital has made considerable efforts to convert Christianity to the people of Russia. Relations with Rome and Western Latin Christianity were maintained long before the baptism of Kievan Rus and continued unhindered until the Mongolian invasion. It is enough to remind briefly of contacts and exchange of embassies with Rome by Princess Olga (955), during the reign of Vladimir Svyatoslavovich (922), Yaropolk, son of Svyatoslav (977), Yaroslav the Wise (1085-1089).