South Bend, Ind., Mar 23, 2022 / 12:00 pm
Archbishop Borys Gudziak of the Ukrainian Archeparchy of Philadelphia will deliver the commencement address at the University of Notre Dame in May, the school announced on Wednesday.
Father John Jenkins, C.S.C., president of Notre Dame, said March 23, “We have previously honored Archbishop Gudziak for his work as leader of the Ukrainian Catholic University as a center for cultural thought, for his Christian witness and for the formation of a Ukrainian society based on human dignity. We now further recognize him as he speaks forcefully and eloquently in support of the Ukrainian people and in opposition to the Russian invasion of his ancestral homeland.”
“The students, faculty and staff at Notre Dame have demonstrated continuing solidarity with Ukraine over this past month, and I know that they will benefit from and appreciate hearing the words of Archbishop Gudziak at our graduation celebration in May.”
The commencement ceremony will be held May 15 at Notre Dame Stadium in South Bend. Archbishop Gudziak will receive an honorary degree at the event.