11:00 - UKRAINE: GUDZIAK (CATHOLIC UNIV.), EURO 2012 AN OCCASION FOR MEETING
(Sir Europe - Bratislava) - I pray for countries, teams, players, fans, so that the true passion for the game and this international arena become an occasion for a good meeting, for a positive emotional relief from stress and tension, said the rector of the Ukrainian Catholic University, Borys Gudziak, expressing satisfaction with the atmosphere that is prevailing in Lviv during Euro 2012. In the last few years, the city both subconsciously and consciously prepared for this event and it is very open to its residents and guests, affirms Gudziak hoping that the championship will offer people not only good matches but also a sense of closeness, true unity and joy. As he said in an interview for the Religious Information Service of Ukraine, creativity is stimulated when people from different cultures and with different mentalities meet. Why do millions of people love sports? Because it is an easy way to explain the metaphor of human life - personal and collective competition for excellence, reflects the rector, expressing optimism in regard to the advancement of the Ukraines national team.