Academic address by His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk for the Inauguration of the Academic Year
On 19 October 2022, after the Mass of the Holy Spirit, the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas gathered in the university’s Aula Magna for an academic address by Angelicum alumnus, His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halyč). The Archbishop shared his heartfelt experience of the war in Ukraine, that has brought “death, destruction and much suffering to our land.”
The conferral of degrees followed.
“I am very grateful to you for the opportunity to share with you the pain and the outcry of the Ukrainian people, but above all, I take this opportunity to invite you to study and work out an intellectual assessment of the causes and consequences of the war in Ukraine…”