The Cathedral in Lviv, will, however, be getting a new identical image, blessed at the shrine in Fatima, Portugal.
The Shrine of Our Lady of Fatima called Ukraine, and it wants its statue back.
The statue of Our Lady of Fatima arrived in Ukraine on March 17, at the request of Greek Catholic Archbishop Ihor Vozniak of Lyiv. Countless believers in the war-torn country have since sought comfort in its presence.
When Pope Francis consecrated Ukraine and Russia to the Immaculate Heart of the Blessed Virgin Mary, the holy image was a tangible reminder that Ukraine was under the protection of the Blessed Mother.
But what was supposed to be a one-month stay stretched to an almost two-month visit. The archbishop then asked if the shrine might consider donating the statue, so it could stay in Ukraine for good.