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Faculty of Modern and Medieval Languages and Linguistics


Cambridge Ukrainian Studies Presents Annual Stasiuk Lecture on 7 May

As part of the annual Stasiuk Lecture Series, Cambridge Ukrainian Studies presents: 'Church Matters: a conversation between His Grace Rowan Williams, Archbishop Emeritus of Canterbury, and His Beatitude Sviatoslav Shevchuk, Major Archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church'. Topics to be discussed include Eastern and Western Christianity, communal and inter-religious discussions, current events in Ukraine, religious education, and the future of the GCC in Ukraine.

Rowan Williams was born in Wales, where he served as an Anglican Bishop between 1992 and 2002, and now lives in retirement in Cardiff. A specialist in patristics and Eastern Christian theology, he taught in Cambridge and Oxford before becoming a bishop and was Archbishop of Canterbury from 2002 to 2012, after which he was Master of Magdalene College until 2020. He is the author of numerous books on theology,
spirituality, and literature.

Sviatoslav Shevchuk was born in Stryi, Ukraine and studied theology at Centre for Philosophy and Theological Studies “Don Bosco” in Buenos Aires, Argentina, at the Lviv Theological Seminary, and at the Pontifical University of Thomas Aquinas in Rome. A specialist in theological anthropology and moral theology, from 1999, he held various positions at the Lviv Holy Spirit Theological Seminary before becoming the institution’s rector in 2007. Since 2001, he serves as the vice dean of the Theology Faculty of the Lviv Theological Academy (Ukrainian Catholic University). From 2002-2005 he served as Head of the Secretariat and personal secretary to His Eminence Lubomyr Husar, head of the Patriarchal Curia in Lviv, and in 2009, he became the auxiliary bishop of the Diocese of the Holy Virgin in Buenos Aires. In 2011, he was elected major archbishop of the Ukrainian Greek Catholic Church and continues to lead this worldwide Church with parishes in Ukraine, the United States and Canada, Latin America, and other countries.

The online event is free and open to the public, but registration is required. Register in advance for this webinar at:

The event will be streamed live on the Cambridge Ukrainian Studies Facebook Page.