Mr. Jarosław Szczepankiewicz, Chargé d’affaires of the Embassy of Poland in Manila, and Ms. Anna Krzak-Danel, Counselor-Minister, Head of the Political and Economic Section, visited the University of Santo Tomas on May 13, 2022. UST Secretary-General Rev. Fr. Louie R. Coronel, O.P., and Office of Public Affairs Director Asst. Prof. Joreen T. Rocamora, Ph.D., welcomed the visitors upon arrival.
The visit included a courtesy call upon the Rector, Very Rev. Fr. Richard G. Ang, O.P., Ph.D., discussions with administrative officials, and a tour of the Museum and UST Hospital’s newest edifice, the St. John Paul II Building, named after the Polish-born Pope who visited UST twice.
A highlight of the visit was the tour of the Antonio Vivencio del Rosario UST Heritage Library, where a first edition copy of Polish polymath Nicolas Copernicus’ book, De revolutionibus orbium coelestium (On the Revolutions of the Celestial Spheres), printed in 1543 at Nuremberg, was shown to the Polish delegates.