Ukrainian Catholic University Visited by American Ambassador
LVIV – On 17 June, the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) in Lviv was visited by a delegation of the US Embassy led by Ambassador Plenipotentiary John F. Tefft.
The guests learned about the history of the establishment of UCU at the time of revival of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church in independent Ukraine, were familiarized with the plans of development of UCU, particularly, the construction of the university campus, which is unparalleled in Ukraine, and visited the Museum of the Underground Church.
The program of the visit also included an excursion to the new building of the Philosophy and Theology Department of UCU. The representatives of the embassy held conversations with the headmaster of the business school of UCU, and the head of Emmaus, the center for support of persons with mental disabilities.
“It is our first visit to Lviv and the Ukrainian Catholic University. We heard many good things about it and I must say that today our expectations were met. We are impressed by what we saw here, the students, teachers, quality of educational equipment, the work done here. My wife and I graduated from Marquette University where there is a Catholic School of free arts. And we always thought that the education which we received there is very similar to the one available to students here. It is not only professional training; it is preparation for life, mainly the Christian one. We are sure that the education received by young people in the Catholic University will prepare them well for life in modern Ukraine,” noted John Tefft.