In the early hours of July 6, the Russian occupiers launched a terrible rocket attack on Lviv and the Lviv region. This was the most destructive attack on the civilian population in the Lviv region since the beginning of the full-scale invasion.

The rocket hit a building within 200 meters of the campus of Ukrainian Catholic University. The building attacked by the Russians is located near the university campus, where many graduates of UCU and parishioners of the St. Sophia Wisdom of God University Chapel live.

No one on campus was injured; however, university buildings were damaged and the damages are now being identified and repaired. As of 9 a.m. on Thursday morning, the deaths of four people in a single home were confirmed, more than 30 homes were destroyed and 34 people were injured. In addition, 250 apartments and other buildings sustained damage.

Hiding from Russian rocket attacks, people found refuge in Ukrainian Catholic University in the shelter of St. Sophia Wisdom of God University Chapel.

Volunteers including employees and students from the volunteer staff of UCU provided water and respirators to the refugees. Working with first responders, they helped to clear the debris. UCU is ready to provide temporary housing to those who were forced to leave their homes or lost everything as a result of this attack.

A two-day mourning period was announced in Lviv in memory of those who died as a result of this bombing. Please join us in prayer for those who have perished in this terrible attack and for the continued safety of our UCU community.