A flurry of hugs awaits Archbishop Borys Gudziak, president of Ukrainian Catholic University, as he enters the hallway of a college dormitory, with some admirers hanging on so tightly, it seems they will never let go.
One carries a photograph of the archbishop in full vestments and gestures to the large hat and long stole he wore at his recent installation as archbishop of the Ukrainian Catholic Archeparchy of Philadelphia (the equivalent of an archdiocese), which includes the District of Columbia, Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and parts of eastern Pennsylvania.
Others show off the art they have created, including Byzantine icons that are part of the Eastern Rite Mass.
They are his friends, a half-dozen young people with special needs. They share space and campus life with the students of Ukrainian Catholic University as residents of the Emmaus House, located in the new campus dormitory.Read the story
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