Rome and Ukraine
The Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU) is an institution of the Eastern rite Ukrainian Catholic Church. This church follows Byzantine-Slavic traditions but is in full communion with the Roman Catholic Church.
visited St. Sophia, the Ukrainian Catholic basilica in Rome, in January 2018.
In 2007 as a material manifestation of his joy and hope on his 80th birthday Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI has donated $130,000 to UCU from the personal gifts he received.