I am very proud and honored to be a part of cornerstone laying ceremony and inauguration of this new building. The University is such a wonderful symbol of our hopes for Ukraines future as a modern democratic European society.
This kind of institution is what makes me optimistic about Ukraines future, the opportunity to see young people all of them are so impressive in my fisrt three weeks in the country. So it was a wonderful oppotunity to come to Lviv and see a city which is so important for broader strategic relationships with Ukraine. I was honored to spend some time with bishop Borys and follow up the conversation I had in Kyiv with Patriarch Sviatoslav who described to me a Churchs commitment to this university as an embodiment of our collective hopes for Ukraines prosperous democratic future.