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The Church Triumphs Over Communism Again

3. March 2010

The Ukrainian Greek Catholics, in the successful founding of a University over eight years ago, stand as a strong symbol of the victory of God over the atheistic communists that had banned religious belief during the 45 year existence of the Soviet Union.

It’s that vision that has brought about the Ukrainian Catholic University in Lviv, the only Catholic university in the former Soviet Union and the first university founded by an Eastern-rite Church in full communion with the Holy See.

Founded eight years ago and built on a cornerstone blessed by Pope John Paul II when he visited in 2001, the Ukrainian Catholic University has been cited by many Roman Catholic leaders, including Pope Benedict XVI, as a portentous sign of a Catholic renaissance in the former Soviet republics, where political progress is fitful — and religious tolerance still not perfectly assured. read more

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