Over 50 Rectors of Catholic Institutes in Europe to Gather at the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv


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LVIV - University elite of Europe will gather in Lviv from May 20-23, 2010, for the the General Assembly of the European Federation of Catholic Universities (FUCE). Over 50 rectors, vice-rectors, and heads of international departments of Catholic universities in Europe will take part. RISU's Ukrainian-language web page posted this story on May 14.

In particular, such countries as Portugal, France, Belgium, Poland, and Slovakia will be represented.

The meeting will take place at the Ukrainian Catholic University. The participants will discuss how Catholic universities can improve the society through education, scientific search, and service.

As part of the visit, plenary meetings and group discussions are planned. The highlight of the event will be the speech by the rector of Lyon's university Fr. Michel Kanel, Ph.D.

In addition, the Lviv City Council will officially receive the assembly. The program will also include a tour of Lviv, for it will be the first visit to central or eastern Europe for a majority of the guests.

The Federation of Catholic Universities of Europe is a regional daughter organization of the International Federation of Catholic Universities. The Ukrainian Catholic University has belonged to both organizations since 2003, representing not only Ukraine but also all of eastern Europe.