Human rights defender, civic activist, founding member of the human rights organization Ukrainian Helsinki Group, dissident and political prisoner during Soviet times, founder and head of the Amnesty movement in Ukraine (1991-1997), philosopher, religious studies expert, publicist. And our community has the great privilege to note that Mr. Marynovych is Vice-Rector of Ukrainian Catholic University for University Mission.

Mr. Marynovych, your birthday is a great holiday for our community.

You are a tireless fighter for truth and dignity. Today you are making incredible efforts in the fight on the field of information in order to inform the world about Russia’s crimes in Ukraine and to bring our victory closer.

Your way of fighting for truth is impressive and inspiring. You are a moral compass for our community and all Ukraine, because you help make difficult decisions in difficult times.

We are grateful for your attitude, wisdom, strength of spirit, the fitting and important words that you can speak and write on principle, not in a destructive way but to lift up human dignity.

During the Orange Revolution

During the Orange Revolution

We thank you for your smiles and song, humor and harmony! We thank you for your kindness, example, and the joy you share.

We thank you for insightful words, your warm heart, the openness of your home, and the gift of wisdom.

We thank you for your approach, your witness. We thank you that with your life you witness to truth, beauty, and goodness.

No blackout threatens UCU, because Myroslav’s warmth and light are enough for all.

You are our strong foundation. You bring to our university what an educational institution particularly needs – freedom, authenticity, creativity, and lightness.

UCU Rector Taras Dobko, Myroslav Marynovych, Vice-Rector for Strategic Development Sophia Opatska

UCU Rector Taras Dobko, Myroslav Marynovych, Vice-Rector for Strategic Development Sophia Opatska

On your jubilee, in a special way we hope that you feel God’s blessing, God-given human dignity, joy and great peace, the peace that you through your life glorify. May the new year bring victory for Ukraine!

We wish you many happy years!