Sister Alfonsa Karapata, a graduate of the Faculty of Theology and Philosophy of the Ukrainian Catholic University (UCU), became the first Ukrainian to defend her doctoral dissertation in theology in the Middle East. Sr. Karapata earned her doctorate from the Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik, 20 km from Beirut, Lebanon. For her work, the nun received the highest score possible, 100/100, which is a uniquely high score for the university, and this is the first time this has happened at the Faculty of Theology.