Appeal of the Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin to the Academic Community

Dear all,

Dear employees and students of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin,

The last few days have been a difficult time for each of us individually, for the academic community of our University and for the whole society. We have found ourselves in a situation that may raise concerns or fears. The coronavirus pandemic painfully reminded us of human fragility. While maintaining faith in the Divine providence, I believe that the various actions taken in our country will help us, in the long run, to overcome the threat and bring us all back to normal life.


Guided by the concern for the health and life of each of you, I would like to ask you to adhere strictly to the sanitary and epidemiological recommendations of the relevant authorities, including, if possible, social distancing. I would like to thank all the employees of the University for understanding the situation and for moving into an extraordinary way of working. The suspension of classes at the University requires new tools and solutions that we are successively implementing.


Today no one can predict how the pandemic will develop and, consequently, what further changes will have to be made by the University in its operations. Therefore, please follow our website and e‑kul, which are regularly updated, as well as check your business e-mail.


I also ask that, guided by empathy, solidarity and love for others, we take care of lonely people, especially the elderly and those struggling with health problems. Please do not forget the retired employees of our University. Remember that due to their age, they are particularly vulnerable to the virus. I believe they can count on our help.


I also encourage you to pray. I would like to remind you that you can participate on-line in the services held in the Academic Church. Lenten retreat, which was to take place there these days, is available at the University's Media Centre portal (


I believe that together we will go through this challenging time and meet again at the University as soon as possible.

Your Rector,

Rev. Antoni Dębiński

Order of the Rector of the John Paul II Catholic University of Lublin regarding prevention of the spread of SARS-CoV-2 virus

In connection with the epidemiological situation on 11 March 2020.


By order of the Rector of the Catholic University of Lublin, he immediately appeals:

  • all didactic classes at full-time and part-time studies for post-graduate students and post-graduate students, as well as trainings and other meetings at the Catholic University of Lublin, teaching classes will provide their content in electronic form or will conduct e-learning classes
  • all conferences, events and events organized by the University and in the buildings of KUL
  • foreign and domestic business trips of employees, students and doctoral students




  • accommodation of new people in student housing is suspended, as well as a ban on visiting student housing is introduced.
  • the KUL University Library, the Archives of the Catholic University of Lublin and the Museum of the Catholic University of Lublin close
    Please read the full text of the Order. The order is valid until further notice.



In case of any questions, please send them at


Please also regularly check the current announcements of the Chief Sanitary Inspectorate of the State Sanitary Inspection (GIS) and Ministry of Science and Higher Education.


The full text of the Rector’s Order.


How to counteract the spread of the virus?

In the near future, we must do everything possible to prevent the rapid spread of the coronavirus in Poland.


However, much depends on you!


If possible, stay at home, avoid clusters of people, if you can work remotely, wash your hands often, do not touch without needing a face, pay attention to the right behavior!

All necessary and reliable information can be found at:


If you have symptoms associated with coronavirus, call the nearest sanitary-epidemiological station or the National Health Service helpline at: 800 190 590

FAQ - Frequently asked questions in relation to the epidemiological situation (the list will be updated)

Holy Masses in the KUL Academic Church

We would like to kindly inform you that in connection with the introduction of the state of epidemic threat, all Holy Masses in the KUL Academic Church will be available to the faithful only on-line. The decision is valid from today (14.03) from 19:00.


"In the interest of the health of the faithful, without a real opportunity to implement in the academic church safety recommendations resulting from the introduction of the state of epidemic threat, we suspend the public celebration of the Eucharist and other services on Sunday, March 15. This decision also applies to chapels in student houses.


We also remind you that, according to the decision of the church authorities, the faithful were given a dispensation from the obligation to participate in the Holy Mass. Let us support each other with prayer, ”informs Father Rafał Sztejka, academic priest of the Catholic University of Lublin.


Hours of celebrating Mass
Weekdays: 7.00, 8.00, 12.30, 19.00
Sunday: 8.00, 9.30, 11.00, 12.30, 15.00, 17.00 (in English), 19.00 and 20.30.

Transmission Address: