His Beatitude, Sviatoslav Shevchuk [Class of 1999] visits the Angelicum

His Beatitude, Sviatoslav Shevchuk [Class of 1999] visits the Angelicum

On Friday 14 February 2020,  His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Father and Head of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church (Major Archbishop of Kyiv-Halych), returned to his Roman alma Mater and spoke at the fifth lecture of the 2019–2020 cycle of public lectures of the “Tillard Chair,” dedicated to the 25th anniversary of the encyclical Ut unum sint.

The lecture entitled “Ut unum sint: Relevance for Oriental Catholic Churches” was well attended.  The cycle of lectures on “The Encyclical Ut unum sint: Between Prophecy and Realty. 25 Years After” has been jointly organized by the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity and the Institute of Ecumenical Studies of the Angelicum within the context of the ‘Ut unum sint’ course now available at the Institute at the Angelicum. Delivered by distinguished ecumenists and professors of various Churches, the ‘Ut unum sint’ course provides ongoing formation in ecumenism.

On 24 February 2020, the Angelicum again welcomed back His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk (Ange Alum 1999) with a film crew.  He specifically wanted to include in an upcoming video his fond memories of studying at the Angelicum including where he defended his dissertation, the same room (Aula 11) where Fr. Karol Wojtyla defended his dissertation in 1948. Check out the ALBUM of his visit. When the video is completed we hope to post it here.


His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk